"ASBC has empowered me to become more active in creating a life around my son's autism as opposed to his autism being our life. Without ASBC's support and sense of community, my son's diagnosis would have made our lives a lonely place."

- A.F., Longmont

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.