Autism Training Video for 1st Responders
POST (Peace Office Standards and Training) AUTISM VIDEO ON SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE WEBSITE
Senate Bill 1531 (2008) required POST to create a course for peace officers who are first responders to emergency situations on how to recognize and interact with persons with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). In March 2010, POST distributed the training DVD titled “Autism Recognition & Response.” The telecourse is designed to help law enforcement officers recognize and respond to persons with ASD, improve communication, reduce risk, and resolve issues with more positive outcomes. The video addresses the increase in the incidence of ASD and the subsequent impact on law enforcement and first responders.
The POST training video “Autism Recognition & Response” is now available on The California Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders website. The video can be viewed in its entirety at: http://senweb03.senate.ca.gov/autism/post2.htm