Autism on the Line!

Helping first responders to properly assist autistic people in cases of emergency


Funded by the European Commission, the Educating first Responders on how to Recognise and Treat autistic people (ALERRT: Autism on the Line!) project provides knowledge and skills to first responders across Europe on how to recognise, interact, and appropriately assist people on the autism spectrum in cases of emergency.


ALERRT partners support the second stage of the “I can LEARN. I can WORK.” campaign

On World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), partners of the ALERRT project participated in the second stage of Autism-Europe’s awareness raising campaign, “I can learn. I can work”. The campaign aims to inform and raise awareness on access to education and employment for people on the autism spectrum, even during the pandemic and its containmentContinue reading “ALERRT partners support the second stage of the “I can LEARN. I can WORK.” campaign”

Autistic people and their caregivers participate in ALERRT’s survey

ALERRT project partners conducted an online survey involving autistic people, their families and caregivers in order to gain insight into the accessibility of services of first responders for autistic people. The survey was conducted using Survey Monkey and a total of 420 people participated. The majority of the respondents were between 30-45 years old andContinue reading “Autistic people and their caregivers participate in ALERRT’s survey”

National focus groups help identify the needs of first responders

In 2020, ALERRT project partners conducted national focus groups in their partner countries to identify the skills and competences needed for VET trainers to teach first responders that interact with autistic people while at work. The focus groups involved VET trainers and First responders from Spain, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Portugal who receivedContinue reading “National focus groups help identify the needs of first responders”

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Provide knowledge to VET trainers and first responders on how to respond effectively and safely to situations involving people on the spectrum.

Raise awareness

Enhance understanding of autism throughout Europe.

Build trust

Help families and caregivers of autistic people connect with first responders so that they can develop mutual understanding.


  1. ALERRT VET Training Curriculum for first responders.
  2. ALERRT VET Training Manual for first responders.
  3. Virtual reality training scenarios for first responders to use as an interactive learning tool for completing simulations on how to recognize and deal with autistic people in emergency situations.
  4. Safety Kit for autistic people and their families.
  5. E-learning platform in order to host all the materials created during the project.

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