Classroom Topics

1.  Headlines in the news

2.  Violence and autism

3.  Sandy Hook School Shootings

4.  Social Isolation and Autism

5.  Co-Morbid conditions and autism

6.  Autism in schools

7.  Prevalence of autism

8.  Autism in the black community

9.  What is autism

10.  Changes in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

11.  Critical areas of deficit

12.  Profiling autism

13.  Causes of autism

14.  Encountering someone with autism

15.  Sensory integration disorder

16.  Types of calls common to First Responders

17.  Wandering and autism

18.  Response tips for First Responders

19.  Common medications used by those with autism

20.  Treating autism

21.  Food allergies vs food sensitivities

22.  Fire/EMS response tips

23.  Non-verbal communication

24.  Temple Grandin; Thinking in Pictures

25.  Holy Grail for anyone dealing with someone affected by autism

26.  Resources available for First Responders.  

I instruct a 2, 3 and 4 hour class.  Each class is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the audience.  Some of the material is subject to change and is not all inclusive.  This training class is endorsed and sponsored by the Autism Society of Ohio.