Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of Prehospital Care for Patients in the Autism Spectrum
Date & Time
Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
The range of autism runs from those who are high functioning to those who require constant care, and every range has its obstacles for assessment and treatment. This course will give attendees a better understanding of autism and its specific challenges in the emergency setting. The presenter is a firefighter/paramedic who has a 16-year-old son who was diagnosed with autism (pervasive developmental disorder) at the age of 3 and cared for an adult for several years with more severe autism. Being on both sides, she can provide invaluable help to emergency responders on dealing with this unique population.