On March 30, 31 and June 29, all personnel from the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District attending a workshop presented by the Florida Autism Society. The instructor for this class was Teresa Becerra and she provided 2 sessions each day in training our personnel on how to deal and treat autistic patients. Teresa brought her 20 year old son, Robert who is autistic. The training centered on how to deal and treat autistic patients and each session ended with a scenario that used her son Robert who is non-oral communicative. Besides having Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District personnel attending, personnel from Sarasota County Fire Department, Manatee County EMS and City of Bradenton Fire also attended this outstanding training opportunity.