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When a team of fire fighters responds to a call, there is usually a dangerous situation at hand. Upon reaching the scene it is critical for these first responders to immediately get to work in order to keep the people in these situations safe. When encountering a person with an autism spectrum disorder, the fire fighters may need to adjust their emergency response accordingly.
In situations where the person may be at risk, it is vital that the fire fighters be able to identify certain signs that may indicate that the person has autism. The proper training and knowledge of autism will help the fire fighters to deal with the emergency in the most successful way.
This resource created by Autism Speaks