Autism Law & Emergency Response Training
ALERT provides training for first responders so they can better serve people with Autism in an emergency situation.
WhaT IS THE ALERT
Every training is led by a first responder who has a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Having different perspectives allows facilitators to provide a comprehensive overview of ASD, including growth rates, theories, common characteristics, behavioral symptoms, and sensory issues. The program will also address effective communication methods while providing practical skills to first responders on how to successfully interact with a person with ASD during an emergency situation.
Who is the trainer?
Workshop Participants will earn Continuing education credits
The ALERT program has been made possible through funding provided by the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and by the South Carolina Physicians Care Charity. Special thanks to Retired Battalion Chief Robert Derr for facilitating trainings throughout the state.