Search and Rescue for Autism (SARA), the first program of its kind anywhere in the world, was created to help prevent people from becoming lost due to wandering and bolting and to support those in Search and Rescue who would be tasked with searching for them.
Initially funded through the SAR NIF (Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund) program and developed in conjunction with Autism Canada, one of the main goals of SARA is to help responders recognize and understand behaviors so that they are able to search for, and respond effectively to, the autistic community.
This training is supported by a number of tools for responders including quick start Videos, Tip Cards, the SAR Autism Handbook and more. Built on a foundation of prevention materials and specially designed technical training, this program will help both families and SAR professionals recognize the particular vulnerabilities of the autistic community and ensure better outcomes in emergency situations.
* This session will be presented in English only.