Police & First Responder Training
POAC’s Autism Shield training has been directly credited with saving the lives of individuals with autism. The training, combined with the resources on this page, can make a lasting impact on field contacts for you and your department.
Introduction to Police & First Responder Training
Gary Weitzen – Executive Director of POAC
ID Information Guide
Potential life savers for families whose loved ones may go missing or find themselves in danger.
Autism 911 Alert Form
This form can be used to flag homes in the 911 database to provide detailed information on individuals with autism.
A Guide for First Responders from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
The NCMEC provides recommendations on how to best support children on the autism spectrum.
Sensory Kit Video
Learn more about the items in this field-tested kit and how they are used to de-escalate situations in the field.
POAC Sensory Kits for First Responders
A great tool for interactions and field contacts with individuals with autism.
Investigative Checklist for First Responders
This checklist is meant to provide a framework of actions, considerations, and activities that may assist in performing competent, productive, and thorough missing/abducted-children investigations.
Inquire About First Responder Training
If you would like to have POAC’s training in your department, please contact us using the form below.
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