The resources library provides information and materials for EMS organizations to distribute to members of the community and families, caregivers or persons with autism. All materials in the resource library may be duplicated and distributed without further permission (unless otherwise noted), provided it is not edited or changed in any way, there is no fee charged to the persons receiving the materials and materials are distributed in the intended manner. All materials in the resource library may be duplicated and distributed without further permission provided it is not edited or changed in any way, there is no fee charged to the persons receiving the materials and materials are distributed in the intended manner.
New - We have begun to add Picture Aided Communication cards.
If you are an emergency medical services professional or related public safety or healthcare provider and had a line-of-duty encounter with a person with on the autism spectrum, we'd love to hear about it! Your story can provide valuable insight and information that we can't get anywhere else! Understanding your perspective of an encounter, whether positive, neutral or negative, can help us develop materials to better educate EMS practitioners to respond to emergenies involving people with autism spectrum disorders.
We'd also like to hear from you if you have:
--Developed training or educational materials about autism for EMS professions, or about EMS for the autism community.
--Found effective strategies, techniques, methods, protocols or guidelines for EMS professionals when enountering a patient with autism. This may include assessment, treatment or meltdown management.
Since understanding your story is more than completing a form, please complete the contact form. We will get in touch with you by email or telephone to discuss your encounter in detail. Note: Please be patient, as AutismEMS relies on a small, core group of volunteers to maintain the site and collect research data. It may be a few weeks before we contact you, but we will get in touch with you as soon as we can!
These websites are provided for informational puposes only. They are not owned, related or maintained or specifically endorced by AutismEMS, its owners or service providers. The content of the following websites are the responsibility of their respective owners, and AutismEMS makes no gaurantee as to the accuracy or timeliness of the information they provide.
Please use the contact form to inform us of any links that do not function properly or suggest other links for inclusion. Please note, to be included in our link list, the site must be related to the mission of AutismEMS and will be reviewed for credibility.