April is Autism Awareness month …last year 2012 the Flying Point Foundation for Autism along with Southampton Hospital and Suffolk County Department of Emergency Medical Service offered a free workshop called Autism Awareness for the First Responder. It was so well-received they are doing it again this year on April 6, 2013 Free Workshop Interacting with Individuals with Autism at Hampton Bays Middle School. First responders will receive credit toward mandatory professional training.
This year they have expanded the day to include an afternoon session geared toward law enforcement, security and school support personnel (security, food service, transportation, aides).
The presenter is the father of a child with autism/Downs. He’s an EMT, firefighter and the course was developed in Massachusetts by another firefighter/father of a child with autism and it was featured last year on The Today Show. Doctors and nurses would most certainly benefit from this course, as well as office staff etc.
Below and attached is the information.