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This tool is a mobile website and free app designed for first
responders, and other helping professions. AFN-Tips provides essential,
detailed instructions and resources on interacting with and assisting people
with disabilities or other access and functional needs, enhancing effective
communication and service.
AFN-Tips contains a rich resource of information in the areas
of autism, blindness or visual impairments, chemical sensitivities,
childbearing and newborns, cognitive disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing,
seizure disorders, mobility impairments, mental illness, service animals and
seniors; and includes descriptions, instructions, and real life
In addition, AFN-Tips includes supplemental resource
information and acronyms lists. The information is universal and although
the resource lists are geographically specific, adaptations can be made to meet
the needs of any community.
AFN-Tips app is available for IOS and android smartphones,
In Hawaii, self-advocate trainers are introducing this new
tool to first responders and others, encouraging them to put it on their
devices and answering questions.
I think this could be very helpful.