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Autism Awareness for First Responders

Friday, April 19
Classroom Session
EMS

As the rates of autism continue to increase in the pediatric population, it is inevitable that first responders will have encounters with people who have autism. This class will cover what ASD is, tips for interacting with people with autism and their families, physical assessment strategies, communication, and deescalation techniques. It is important to learn how to assist people on the autism spectrum in high-stress situations while keeping all those involved safe.

Speakers
Sara Gruver, Firefighter/Paramedic - Millport Volunteer Fire Department/Schuyler Emergency Medical Services