COMMUNICATION NOTEBOOK WITH PICTOGRAMS FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS – NATIONAL POLICE
The Superior Police Headquarters of Aragon and the Aragonese Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication ARASAAC have collaborated in the design and elaboration of a Communication Notebook with pictograms for emergency situations.
With this communication notebook, adapted with pictograms of ARASAAC, is intended provide the National Police with a rapid response instrument, which will allow the communication and immediate interaction with people who have difficulties in this area due to different factors ( autism, intellectual disability, lack of knowledge of the language, seniors, state of shock, etc.).
In the event that there is any type of crime, the victim can describe with the pictograms the person involved, the type of crime committed, the place of the event, the object stolen and even the type of weapon used.
In addition to giving assistance, it is also about reassuring the person and avoiding the state of shock or any situation of traumatic stress.
The Minister of Education, Culture and Sport of the Government of Aragon, Felipe Faci, has delivered this Tuesday to the Superior Chief of the National Police of Aragon, Juan Carlos Hernández, the notebook that the patrols will carry, within the framework of World Autism Awareness Day, which is celebrated this Saturday, April 2.
In this first phase of the initiative, they will be used by professionals in Aragon, to later reach the entire Spain.
In the following link, Beatriz Gambón, Spokesperson of the National Police of Aragon, explains this initiative in detail:
Interview Beatriz Gambón – Aragón Radio Noticias (from minute 3)
From ARASAAC, we convey our gratitude to all the people and institutions involved in this project and we appreciate the trust placed in our pictograms to carry it out.