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IRIS- Immediate Recognition Increases Safety
This unique free membership safety program provides 24 hour access to members emergency information and contacts through a hotline. Parents or guardians can register and enroll their child or dependent as a member. those who are over 18 yrs can register and enroll themselves. Questions designed to provide emergency responders with important information in time of need are answered upon enrollment. Emergency contacts and medical, psychological, behavioral, cognitive and emotional challenges can be address in order that a more prompt, accurate and effective intervention can place. There are numerous ways of identifying the need for special considerations available in the shop, from wearables, decals, safety belt covers, and USB bracelets.
Information about Autism Spectrum Disorder; what it is, characteristics, challenges, vulnerabilities, strengths, and interaction training, has been created and made available for numerous business entities that the public encounters daily. What seems to be a natural interaction is complicated when it is with someone on the Autism Spectrum. Trainings are conducted in-person and online and available for independent study on the marketplace Learn Desk. AFYI has trained Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and EMS Departments, and medical personnel on a national level at conventions as well as locally. Teacher training for general and special educators to help them address the growing mainstreaming of students on the Autism Spectrum and others with learning and behavior challenges has also been created and done locally. During the training, interactions with persons on the Autism Spectrum helps trainees understand and decrease anxiety at their lack of comfort with the interactions.
Employment / Volunteer Program
Employing persons with Autism to help in training others, conduct the fulfillment of IRIS orders, create fundraising and support products like tee shirts, mugs, mouse pads, cards, calm collars, and key chains allows them a fulfilling sense of accomplishment while they contribute to the bettering of our community.