Resources & Training Opportunities for Emergency Responders
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face daily challenges. Being aware of ASD characteristics and using simple strategies can significantly improve your interactions and increase compliance. Explore resources below and scroll down for extra strategies!
ASD Alert Magnet for Emergency Responders (click to download)
Fill out the information on this card or use it as a magnet to inform emergency responders that there is an individual with ASD lives in this house.
Autism Information Cards (click to download)
This pack includes emergency/name wallet card for individuals with ASD; an info card to help educate community, and a badge card for emergency responders with strategies
Sensory Experiences Poster (click to download)
Explore how autism affects the senses
Sensory Toolkit Recommendations (click to download)
A sensory kit includes various activities and/or objects that can potentially help
reduce anxiety, frustration, and/or resulting behaviors. Learn how to create one for emergency responders.
Strategies to Practice: USE: Simple and concrete sentences Visually presented instructions to cue expectations Body to block harmful behaviors ASK: Caregiver(s) about specific tips and/or considerations for the individual with ASD GIVE: Options when possible Extra time for processing Praise for appropriate actions AVOID: Physical contact if not needed Reprimands of undesirable behaviors Talking about individuals in their presence ALLOW: Choices of how to complete the requested action Extra time for processing If you would like to refer a client to our services, please fill out this online form & select “Referring Provider” as your role, OR, download the PDF format and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. National Resources National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: Autism and Wandering