Search & Rescue



During this training session, specifically designed for Search & Rescue Teams, ASET will:

  • Describe Autism Spectrum Disorders in detail, with a special emphasis on those characteristics and challenges unique to this population, which can create emergency situations, requiring prompt and effective response;
  • Explain sensory, processing, social and communication issues that make interacting with persons on the Autism Spectrum challenging;
  • Discuss the dangers of elopement/wandering, and other safety scenarios where a prompt and effective response may be life-saving;
  • Provide statistics on the frequency of elopement and wandering in this population, and the lethality of those incidents;
  •  Discuss the most frequently utilized tracking devices by this population, and detail            strategies to respond quickly and effectively to incidents of this type;
  • Explain the importance of registering persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the local 911 system prior to a wandering emergency, and provide a road map for creating a registration program in your jurisdiction

Please contact us to schedule this training which is approved by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and endorsed by the Autism Society of Maine.  Continuing Education Credits can be given.