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Autism Awareness Training for First Responders

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Apr 22, 2014 - 12:27:25 PM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES (April 22, 2014) - Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced that they will partner to train first responders on how to approach and interact with individuals with autism spectrum disorder beginning in April for Autism Awareness Month.  IBT has trained over 3,000 people across the United States and various countries since 2013.  The free training titled, "Autism for First Responders," will be presented in Fairport, N.Y. on April 30; Larchmont, N.Y. on April 30; Chicago, Ill. on April 23; Austin, Texas on April 26; Phoenix, Ariz. on April 28 and 29; Washington, D.C. on April 23; and in the following California cities, Sacramento on April 28, Fresno on April 25, Woodland Hills on April 24, Thousand Oaks on April 30, Tustin on May 1, Temecula on April 29, Riverside on April 28, and San Marcos on April 29.

According to the new statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 27, 2014, one in every 68 children in America is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with one in 42 boys and one in 189 girls diagnosed.  As more children, teens and adults are impacted by ASD, more police and other first responders will have interactions with the population.

Individuals with autism may struggle to communicate, make appropriate eye contact or even respond to someone asking them their name.  The behaviors that children and teens with ASD display vary greatly; which is why autism is described as a spectrum disorder.  Parents and professionals agree that safety is a huge concern for everyone in this population as they may be easily distracted, lost or even elope from their school or surroundings.  The "Autism for First Responders" training will enable emergency personnel to recognize the signs of ASD and react accordingly to minimize their own risk and that of the individuals with autism.

"Training first responders to recognize ASD is crucial," said Cecilia H. Knight, director of IBT.  "Helping a family find a child who has wandered away, protecting an adult with autism whose behavior is misunderstood, or helping a paramedic know how to interact when a child is injured can truly make a life or death difference.  Recognizing the signs of autism and knowing how to react is key."

The trainings will be hosted by CARD treatment centers across the United States.  IBT's training will teach attendees the signs and symptoms of ASD, how to communicate with individuals who appear to be affected by autism and tips for first responders who interact with individuals on the spectrum.  For more information on the events or to set-up a training, please visit http://www.centerforautism.com/first-responders.aspx or http://www.ibehavioraltraining.com/IBT/Safety-Training.aspx.

About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at its 26 treatment centers around the globe.  CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D.  CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General.  CARD employs a dedicated team of over 1,500 individuals across the nation and internationally.

About Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT)

IBT is considered the one-stop training hub for individuals at all levels who interact with, teach, care for, and treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other development disorders. IBT's programs educate students, parents, professionals, and caregivers on evidence-based techniques using applied behavior analysis (ABA), so they can maximize progress when working with any individual. For more information about IBT, visitwww.ibehavioraltraining.com.

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