Autism Training for First Responders
Individuals on the autism spectrum are 7x more likely to interact with First Responders than other members of the general public. This FREE module will provide First Responders with critical information for recognizing autism and keeping individuals on the autism spectrum safe.
About the E-Learning Module
This highly interactive 1 hour module was written with the support of a committee of First Responders including police officers, firefighters, paramedics and search and rescue volunteers, with the input of individuals on the autism spectrum and caregivers. The module walks learners through 4 real life scenarios.
Learners will be asked to recognize characteristics of autism, learn from watching videos of First Responders talking about similar experiences, and select support strategies that would help with each situation. Learners who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.
About Canucks Autism Network
Canucks Autism Network strives to promote acceptance and inclusion of autism across BC and beyond. Our vision is for every individual on the spectrum to be understood, accepted and supported in all community spaces.
We work to reach this goal by providing training and building accessibility resources for many sectors, including first responders.