(a) The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of health, the office of fire prevention and control, the municipal police training council, and the superintendent of state police, shall develop a training program and associated training materials, to provide instruction and information to firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services personnel on appropriate recognition and response techniques for handling emergency situations involving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. The training program and associated training materials shall include any other information deemed necessary and appropriate by the commissioner.
(b) Such training shall address appropriate response techniques for dealing with both adults and minors with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.
(c) Such training program may be developed as an online program.
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