A.K.E. AT A GLANCE
A.K.E.'s purpose is to allow individuals with Special Needs and their families/caregivers the opportunity to experience an ambulance and emergency medical procedures in a safe environment. The ultimate goal is to give special needs individuals the time and support they need to become comfortable and familiar with that environment and certain procedures to prepare them for a true emergency.
"People with disabilities... experience health care disparities, such as lower rates of screening and more difficulty accessing services, compared to people without disabilities. Eliminating these multifaceted disadvantages... should be a critical national priority."