911 Flags for Local Dispatcher Notes
911 flags with key dispatch data to alert first responders
as a location of interest.
Information sheets at 911 data base with name, address,
numbers and emergency contacts, including:
Name of individual with aut
Project Lifesaver Notes
Rapid response program which places personalized
radio transmitters on persons who are at risk of
getting lost, since April 1999.
100% success rate with average location time of less
than 30 minutes.
As of 9 April 201
Elements of Facilitated Communication Notes
1. Physical Support
2. Initial training/introduction
3. Maintaining focus
4. Avoiding competence testing
Common in very young children (Age 3)
Immediate or delayed (even
Autism Risks Notes
May not know what to do or how to seek help.
May not be able to communicate contact information,
what hurts, or what happened.
May not react well in emergencies (re-enter burning
or touch downed power lines).
May not recognize real
Common Interventions for ASD Notes
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a useful way to
teach people with ASD
ABA uses prompts and reinforcement to help
individuals learn new skills
Prompts are gestures, demonstrations, touches or
other things we do to hel
Autistic Child in Area Signs Notes
Traffic signs and signals are maintained by the Virginia
Department of Transportation (VDOT). For more
information, contact VDOT at 703 383-8368.
From article titled "Sign of relief" dated 17 March 2006
by Andy Rathbun f
Safety Considerations of Individuals with Autism Notes
What are Autism Spectrum Disorders?
Definition - Pervasive Developmental Disorders or Autism
Spectrum Disorders are developmental disabilities that
typically appear during the first
three years of lif
Type of Autism Notes
Actually, the umbrella heading is Pervasive
Developmental Disorder (PDD).
Autism is one of the 5 PDDs.
All have commonalities in communication and social
Differ in terms of severity
Impairments in soci
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder Notes
A word used to describe a neuro-developmental
People with ASD may do the same action
repeatedly (flap hands, rock back and forth)
These brain differences make communication
and social interaction difficult
WHAT IS AUTISM Notes
Very complex, often baffling developmental disability
First described by Leo Kanner in 1943 as early infantile
Auto children are locked within themselves.
For next 30 years, considered to be an emotional
Services for Children with ASD Notes
Toronto Autism ABA Services: Free service for children
0-18 living in the Greater Toronto Area with a confirmed
diagnosis of ASD
Small groups using ABA strategies to develop
communication, social skills, daily living s
What causes Autism Notes
Good agreement in general that autism is caused by
abnormalities in brain development, neurochemistry,
and genetic factors
Bettleheims theory of psychogenesis?
How is Autism Diagnosed?
No definitive medical test
Team uses intervie
Wandering and Autism Notes
Often seek water sources (40% of deaths).
Individual is in unsafe location.
Running into traffic, enter homes of others, or
into windows of homes.
Go with or run from strangers.
May be seeking special treatment.