Emergency Workers Ease Fears, Anxiety for Students

Einstein Academy held the inaugural event for Touch A Truck for Autism on May 9.

The team of emergency works from the Greenville Police Department, Greenville City Fire Department and Greenville County EMS united to provide an experience where individuals with autism or different learning abilities can become familiar with our first responders, their uniforms, trucks, sirens, and equipment. The children had the time and individual attention to ask all of the questions they may have, and the first responders can customize the event for the population of children in attendance. The desired outcome is that when an emergency occurs, individuals will know what to do and how to respond, allowing first responders to bring everyone at risk to safety.

The event was a huge success!