The JUSTin HOPE Foundation is actively training first responders on identifying the signs of autism and other related disorders and providing them tools on how to effectively interact with those individuals. This will allow interactions to be safer and less stressful for First Responders, community members and individuals with autism.
To date, we have trained over 2800 first responders in Nevada! We are POST (Peace Officers' Standards and Training) certified and can provide CEUs to firefighters and medics. The training is two hours in duration and provides our first responders an opportunity to interact with individuals affected by autism.
This training is supported by the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities through grant funds from the Federal Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Nevada State Department of Health and Human Services from 1901NVSCDD-02.
We have implemented a Dispatch Registry in the North and hoping to expand it to the South. By completing the form below, 9-1-1 Dispatch Operators will be able to disseminate information on an individual associated with that address when the call is placed. The form must be completed and returned via postal mail or email to us.
We also provide BE SAFE Teaching workshops to adults and teens with disabilities on how to interact safely with law enforcement in everyday encounters. It is an interactive and engaging workshop. Please contact us if you are interested in attending a workshop.