The training of New Jersey emergency service first responders in autism awareness
This study investigated the extent and adequacy of training among New Jersey first responders (e.g. police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians) specifically as relates to a 2008 state law mandating that autism and hidden disability recognition and response training be conducted. The results show that a significant percentage of emergency service personnel have not completed the state mandated training. Recommendations for improving the training, such as by involving parents, advocates, and field and training personnel as a part of the training process, are discussed.
Police Practice and Research
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Kelly, Edward and Hassett-Walker, Connie, "The training of New Jersey emergency service first responders in autism awareness" (2016). Kean Publications. 1707.