Educational Resources


This is the same training that was presented at the 2014 Pennsylvania EMS Conference. Ideal for Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics and Police Officers, this course will deal with the specifics of how to recognize, how to communicate and how to best be effective when confronted in an emergency situation with adults and children who are considered on the autism spectrum.

First Responders that are PAAC Approved by the PAAC 911 training:

Coolbaugh Township Fire Department w/many Pocono Summit members also in attendance
Upper Saucon Fire Department
SE-WY-CO Fire Department
St Lukes  EMS and visiting nurses program

PAAC Approved is a program designed to help local businesses, sports leagues, churches, doctors, dentists, and schools learn the basics of autism so they can better service the high autism population in our area.  The program is developed to lead families with a member on the spectrum to businesses who are willing to serve them.  An organization will attend a short training that has been designed specifically around their field.  The team member who provides the training discusses the basics about autism and then offers ways this information can be used to better serve their clients.

When your team completes the training you will be listed on our PAAC approved directory below, you will be featured on the PAAC approved FB page and the Pennsylvania Autism Action Center Facebook Page will feature you and your services.  You will receive a sticker for your door that families recognize as PAAC approved, you are encouraged to share any sales and brochures with PAAC so they can provide to their clients and will always recommend a PAAC approved company first!

The fees for this program are very low and the size of your organization is taken into account.  The PAAC organization is a therapy based organization and moneys earned by this program will benefit the company as a whole thus helping support local social skills and ABA programs for children in this community.

To book your PAAC 911 Training please call 570-922-6720 or fill out the form below

PAAC Approved

PA Isshinnryu Karate

PA Isshinnryu karate in East Stroudsburg offers various levels of Karate including a special needs program.

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Queen of the East

Queen of the East, a pageant dedicated to raising self-esteem and open to participants that have special needs.

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Special Needs Hockey

Special Needs Hockey of Lehigh Valley, in Whitehall PA


The Tobyhanna Army Depot

Childcare Program

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Little Kicks Soccer

Little Kicks Soccer and their Champion Soccer Academy for special needs kids

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Evoke Hair Salon

Evoke Hair Salon  in Stroudsburg PA

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