State of Delaware
Delaware has five continuing education credits on autism awareness available to first responders. State licensed Police Officers, Firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and other first responders can complete the interactive online training through Prevent-Educate.org for Autism Awareness.
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
An independent study (IS) program is available through the EMI. The IS program are self-paced online courses for individuals who work in emergency management, as well as other interested individuals in the public. There is no cost associated with taking any of the IS courses.
Independent study course 368 (IS-368), “Including People with Disabilities & Others with Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations,” is newly offered as of February 20, 2014. Designed to increase understanding and awareness of people with disabilities (PWD) and access and functional needs (AFN), the course describes how disaster staff can include PWD and AFN in disaster assignments. The course length is 2 hours and is a .2 CEU course.
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University provides online courses and webinars, face-to-face training opportunities, just-in-time trainings, and runs conferences on public health emergencies. The online courses and webinars are designed to give participants knowledge and training on public health preparedness, response, and recovery. There are certificate courses available, as well as continuing education courses that fulfill continuing education requirements for Certified Health Education Specialists.