Building knowledge to better support the autistic community
September 8, 2020 By FFIC Staff
Shanyn Silinski, program manager for Search and Rescue for Autism (SARA), talks with host and Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about understanding autism and the vulnerabilities in this population so first responders can be better equipped during response and search and rescue. The SARA project offers training to actual scenarios that break down misconceptions, educate on wandering and bolting and discuss tools such as sensory supports.
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