Elsie Kusel, Paramedic and mother of an autistic child has been working to bring awareness about Autism for 15 years and is currently working to develop national programs for first responders to educate on how to best handle patients with these disabilities. Elsie, Signing Families Louise Stattler, Sam Bradley and host Justin Schorr discuss the Autism Spectrum and how best rescuers can communicate with the patient and their family. Learn the key assessments that may indicate an autistic individual and separate their condition from an acute event.
More helpful resources on Autism:
- ASAN (The Autistic Self Advocacy Network)
- Thinking Person’s Guid to Autism on Facebook
- The Global and Regional Asberger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)
- Autism Risk Management
- Spirit of Autism
For the hearing impaired program transcript -Autism