Dangerous Encounters - Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism: A Streetwise Guide for All Emergency Responders, Retailers and Parents

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Mai 2002



Most emergency workers know very little about autism. This book explains how to successfully handle encounters with people who have autism. It takes emergency responders and parents through everyday situations, stressing safety and awareness. This helps avoid the many problems that can arise when encountering autism in emergencies.


A Walk in the Mall.
1. What is Autism?
2. Why Training is Needed
3. Characteristics of Autism.
4. Why Law Enforcement might be Called.
5. How to Communicate.
6. Challenging Circumstances for Emergency Responders.
7. Particular Challenges for Ambulance and Emergency Room Workers.
8. Fire Rescue.
9. Shoplifting and Store Disturbances: A Special Problem for Retailers and Law Enforcement Officers.
10. How Emergency Responders and Parents can Work Together.
11. Preventing Problems in Everyday Life. Epilogue. Appendices. Index.


Bill Davis has trained and spoken to many Police Departments, Fire Fighters, Ambulance workers, State Troopers, Group Home workers, Emergency Room workers, Universities, parents and Support Groups. Recently, he has received the Temple University's Center of Disabilities "End the Victim's Silence Advocacy Award". He has also been cited by the PA State Senate for work with the Police and the Disabled. He was a speaker at the PA Crime Commission Conference 2002 and at the Penn State Autism Conference 2002, and keynote speaker at Chapter Leaders ASA (Autism Society of America) in Dallas 2000. He is also past president of the Harrisburg Chapter ASA. Wendy Goldband Schunick has a Master's degree in social work and has been a television news producer in Washington DC and Baltimore. She was presented the World Hunger Media Award at the United Nations for a series about hunger in America, before deciding to start a family. She is currently a marketing writer. Bill Davis and Wendy Goldband Schunick are authors of Breaking Autism's Barriers, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

EAN: 9781843107323
ISBN: 1843107325
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2002
Seitenanzahl: 176 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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