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Next Step nominated for Nationals

We are excited to announce that our team at Next Step have been nominated for The National Resilience Awards for our video assisting first responders with training in regards to helping people with Autism.


This will see CEO Richard Eifler and Project Manager Berinda Karp travel to Canberra on the 4th December as the awards will be announced at the Museum of Australia.


A little bit about the video nominated:

'Ask me what I need’ Autism Awareness training video for emergency services was funded by the joint State/Commonwealth Natural Disaster Resilience Program through the Office of Emergency Management NSW Justice Community Resilience Innovation Program (CRIP). The end product is a five-minute training video providing basic strategies for emergency services personnel to implement when engaging with youth and adults that identify as autistic in emergency situations. This was the culmination of 14 months of research, community consultations and surveys, steering committee meetings, collaboration and the production of the video from scripting, casting, filming and editing. There are several innovative and unique aspects of this project. It is the first project to address the needs of Autistic adults in relation to emergency services. You can watch the video via the link below.




If you wish to view the award presentation please visit our Facebook page or The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website and follow the link to watch online.






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