"My son was a recipient of the Jack Ferrigno/Send a Kid to Camp grant, and he will get to spend two weeks at summer camp at the Longmont Humane Society. Because of your grant and the generosity of Chef Brett Smith, my son could immerse himself in something that he loves to do and that makes him feel confident and productive. Because of his Asperger’s, he often feels out of tune with other people, but he always feels in harmony with cats and dogs. Thank you for giving that to him. You are an amazing organization. Thank you for all of your efforts, hard work and kindness."


- M.K.

First Responders Training

 

Another component of ASBC's Education Programming is the First Responders Autism Training Program for police and fire departments and EMTs in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Created by one of the co-founders of ASBC, who still conducts these training sessions, this program teaches first responders about the differences in individuals with autism, particularly in regards to communication, a lack of awareness of dangerous situations and the tendency of some of these individuals to wander and pose threats to their own safety, and how best to assist in an emergency.