As individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are seven times more likely to encounter a 911 emergency than the general public, Holly Lytle, Executive Director of The ISAAC Foundation and Lieutenant John Goodman, of the Spokane Fire Department developed the Autism in the Wild: Community-Based First Responders Training Program. The primary focus of the program is to bring autism-related training to fire and law enforcement first responders. The Autism in the Wild: First Responder Training is designed as a multi-faceted program that strives to do more than simply identify the inherent challenges First Responders face when interacting with members of the autism community. It teaches first responders the root causes behind common autism spectrum disorder behaviors which allows first responders more tangible trouble-shooting solutions during 911 emergency encounters. The curriculum also focuses on improving communication between first responders and individuals touched by autism spectrum disorders. Safer interactions create a safer community.
16 to 25 students with 1 instructors
Communication, Community Policing, Conflict Resolution, De-Escalation
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Any member may attend this course.
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