First Responders

Information for First Responders on Interacting with an Individual with Autism


  • not understand what you say
  • appear deaf
  • be unable to speak or speak with difficulty
  • engage in repetitive behaviors
  • act upset for no apparent reason
  • appear insensitive to pain
  • appear anxious or nervous
  • dart away from you unexpectedly
  • engage in self-stimulating behaviors (e.g. hand flapping or rocking)

Autism First Responder Training Video

Thank You to the Autism Society of Texas for allowing us to use this video

The Disability Independence Group provides a video for first responders and self advocates on how to use a wallet card to tell an officer you have a disability. Visit the wallet card site here 

Please contact us at if you would like to schedule a first responder training.


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