Community Involvement

We recently came across some very amazing people who worked very hard to create an EMS communication card for people with special needs.  My youngest is a happy and thriving 21 month old, who happens to rock an extra chromosome!  Even though she is still too young to benefit from this, her life may one day be saved because of this tool.


My family is involved with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) advocating for all our loved ones who are extra awesome.  To learn more visit their website at  As mentioned earlier, some very amazing people who are also connected with NDSS, worked very hard on creating these EMS communication cards.  These full page flyers are there to assist people with different communication needs when it comes to emergencies or even routine interactions.


In my local community, the amazing folks at Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3756 recently completed a project of creating and equipping their EMS vehicles with Autism Comfort Bags.  These bags contain items that will help first responders provide better services to everyone in our community.  See additional coverage here:  ABC7-WJLA, WDVM video coverage.


We were honored that they allowed us to contribute to their efforts by donating these EMS communication cards to include in their bags.  These cards can be used by first responders to communicate with patients, but can also be used by families to better communicate their needs.  We want everyone to have access to this tool, so we are also including a pdf version for download.  Just click on each of the images of the EMS communication card to open the pdf files.


We are so thankful for all the folks mentioned above for everything they have done and continue to do every day.  These are every day heroes that care for the welfare of our children and work tirelessly to make this a better, more inclusive world for all.  Thank you!  

disability, communication tool
disability, communication tool