Individuals on the autism spectrum are seven times more likely to interact with first responders in an emergency setting. Yet most first responders are not trained on how to recognize autism or utilize effective support strategies in crisis situations.
Canucks Autism Network supports the first responder community by providing training that aims to increase confidence and effectiveness of responses in situations involving autistic individuals.
Do you know a first responder group that you would love to see trained by Canucks Autism Network? Recommend them to us here.
Canucks Autism Network delivers live workshops to hundreds of first responders each year across the province.
Contact us to book a customized training for your team. Build skills and confidence through a series of application exercises.
FREE Online Training
Learn more about autism and strategies that work. The Canucks Autism Network E-Learning Module for First Responders was created with the guidance of a team of subject matter experts, including representatives from police, fire, emergency health services and search and rescue.
This powerful online tool consists of a 1-hour interactive course and was generously funded by the Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD).
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