an interview by Angelo Verzoni
A FORMER FIREFIGHTER AND ADVOCATE for educating first responders about autism, Bill Cannata is one of two trainers for the Autism Society of America’s Safe and Sound program. Cannata, who has spoken on autism at two NFPA conferences, is also the program director of the Massachusetts-based Autism and Law Enforcement Coalition (ALEC). NFPA Journal spoke with Cannata about the importance of teaching first responders about autism, as well as educating people with autism about fire safety. April is National Autism Awareness Month.