The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is the first department outside of the US to carry Ben’s Blue Bags (Bags containing sensory stimulation items that help Autistic patients having difficulty communicating).
The bag contains various items first responders can use on calls to help autistic children and adults, and any patient that is having difficulty communicating or calming down.
Items in the bag include a dry eraser board, pictogram, markers, squeeze balls, rubber worms, marble mesh, Rubik’s cube, bendy bracelet, and ear muffs.
You can find more about Ben’s Blue Bag, here (pdf).
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