Sensory kits were presented to every ambulance in the county

Sensory kits are designed to comfort those with disabilities. Photo by Richard Lieberman

On Monday, July 26, at 3:30 pm, at Gold Coast Ambulance, 200 Bernoulli Circle, Oxnard the Autism Society Ventura County presented sensory kits to every ambulance in the county The sensory kits are designed to comfort those with disabilities when in an emergency situation. This partnership has been long in the making.

The kits contain noise cancelling headphones, a sensory friendly pain chart and multiple fidget tools to soothe, regulate and relax. The Society is also dedicated to providing training and support for both caregivers and first responders in these situations.

An emergency can be a scary time for all involved. Autism Society Ventura County’s goal is to connect with and provide the training needed to both recognize and communicate effectively in order to prevent escalated situations within the neurodiverse community. Ventura County alone has an estimated 20,000 Autistic diagnoses, and we are dedicated to supporting all affected by Autism including Autistic individuals, caregivers and family members.

Autism Society Ventura County

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