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Autism EMS Websites and Resources

I recently read that 1 in 150 children have some form of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Information and training on Autism specific to EMS providers is limited. Check out these three websites to learn more about Autism and assessment of autistic patients.

I recently found – a website with information about ASDs specific to EMS.

The Autism Society of America (ASA) has created a reference guide: Information for Paramedics and Emergency Room Staff that contains a lot of useful information. Download the EMS tips guide from the ASA website.

Another great resource on assessing and treating Autistic patients in Episode 71 of the MedicCast. Jamie Davis, the podmedic, describes autism, signs of autism, and assessment tips for autism patients. Check it out for a quick description and understanding.

Another resource for emergency responders is the book Dangerous Encounters–Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.