NFPA presents a webinar for people with autism and their families

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jan 4, 2012

http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0168e4f96ef5970c-pihttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01675ff84842970b-piThis week Lisa Braxton, associate project manager, NFPA public education division, and Captain Bill Cannata, Westwood, MA fire department, state coordinator of the Massachusetts Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition, and member of NFPA’s Fire Safety for People with Disabilities Task Force, presented a webinar titled “Being Prepared in an Emergency: Fire and Life Safety Tips for People with Autism and their Families”.   The webinar was sponsored by Autism Now, the National Autism Resource and Information Center.  During the webinar Braxton and Cannata provided information on fire and life safety tips, safety drills, and building relationships with emergency responders.  Webinar attendees also heard about “I Know My Fire Safety Plan,” an educational tool designed to help children who have autism know how to respond if a firefighter comes to their home.  To listen to the webinar, go this link.  

-Sharon Gamache