Name of the project: ALERRT – Autism on the line! Educating first Responders on how to Recognise and Treat individuals with autism.
Project Number: 2020-1-ES01-KA202-082056
Project programme: Erasmus+, KA202, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Duration: from 01/10/2020 to 30/09/2022
Partners: GESEME 1996 SL (Spain); AUTISME-EUROPE AISBL (Belgium); CEIPES (Italy); Cofac Cooperativa de Formacao e Animacao Cultural CRL (Portugal); TANDO LTD (Cyprus); Evropska rozvojova agentura, s.r.o. (Czech Republic).
On 13th of November 2020 thanks to an online conference due to COVID-19, took place kick off meeting of our brand new KA2 project ALERRT.
The aim of the ALERRT project is to deliver training courses to directly train first responders in a set of skills and, also, to deliver these courses to a target group of VET trainers, in order to amplify and perpetuate the ripple effect of those courses; to design, test and publish an innovative training package for VET trainers that will train the target group (first responders) to acquire sufficient knowledge and understanding about ASD and the skills necessary to recognise, interact, and treat appropriately individuals with ASD in cases of emergency; to help families and caregivers of individuals with ASD connect with first responders and develop mutual trust and the feeling of dependence on them when an emergency situation occurs.
The project will develop the following results:
- ALERRT VET trainer curriculum for first responders;
- ALERRT VET trainer Manual for first responders;
- VR training scenarios for First Responders;
- Safety Kit for Families/Individuals with ASD;
- e-learning platform.
The kick-off meeting was a great occasion to present the partners of the consortium and also to talk about the first steps of the project. The consortium is also working on the brand identity of the project and on the creation of the social media channels.