LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – An interactive opportunity is bringing first responders and children on the autism spectrum together in a positive atmosphere.
The event helped children with autism meet first responders in a non-emergency setting.
It gave kids a chance to approach and explore vehicles and personnel on their own terms making any possible future encounters much less frightening.
Sunday's event also provided first responders with necessary training on how to interact and in some cases de-escalate certain situations.
Families were also able to sign up for "Smart 911”, an online form that allows you to enter information about any medical conditions in your family.
In the event of an emergency situation, dispatchers will be able to relay that important information to first responders to better assist you.