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GSP First Responders Experience Autism Training

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) First Responders are learning how to serve individuals with autism spectrum disorders. As researchers and families find better ways to understand autism, it is important for emergency responders who interact with diverse groups of people to be knowledgeable about people living with autism. GSP Police and Firefighters will take a two-hour training class and Dispatchers will take an hour training class from a South Carolina Autism Society trainer.

According to the Autism Society, GSP International Airport will be the first airport in the state to receive this training. It is important for people living with an autism disorder to feel at ease while traveling and adequate training from first responders could aid in that experience.

First Responder training will take place on August 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Dispatchers will train for one hour at 12:30 p.m. on the 16th, 17th, and 18th.

If you are interested in covering this training, please contact VP of Communications Rosylin Weston or Public Relations Specialist Courtney Gee. The GSP Airport District Offices are located at 2000 GSP Drive Suite 1, Greer, SC.

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