Prevent-Educate.org is aiming to teach all first responders—be they firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, police officers or emergency room personnel—how to effectively interact with individuals with autism. The non-profit organization offers training which gives providers the tools needed to effectively communicate with autistic individuals, as well as help reduce or eliminate dangerous behaviors. The training includes a pre-test and participants can earn up to 5 CEUs in most states.
The state of Nevada offers 5 hours of continuing education credit to state licensed Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, Police Officers and other First Responders for completing the Prevent-Educate.org Autism Awareness and Interaction Online Training Program. Please register to participate in this training program.