PACT is a non-profit organization aimed at advocating and raising awareness about autism in our community. Our main mission is to help train first responders on how to better support autistic individuals. Likewise, we support autistic individuals in gaining the skills needed to be prepared for emergencies and safe in their interactions with first responders. PACT was founded by Abbey Love, a proud sibling and autism advocate who began her work in Kentucky. Please explore our website to gather any resources you may need!
THERE'S SOMETHING YOU AUT2KNOW...
We envision a world in which first responders and autistic individuals are properly equipped to communicate and support one another.
We train first responders on how to better support autistic individuals while also supporting autistic individuals in gaining the skills needed to be prepared for emergencies and safe in their interactions with first responders.
Connecting and communicating with transparency, dignity and respect
Creating a culture where everyone feels welcome and understood
Utilize the principles of servant leadership.
Meet Our Team
AbbeyPhD Director & Co-Founder
Hi! I'm Abbey! I'm a teacher, trainer, sister, educator, mother, and advocate - but most importantly - I'm a sibling. I'm the proud sister of Christopher. He's been my muse, my reason, and my motivation for 21 years now! I work as an autism researcher professionally, and while I dabble in a number of different topics, my main goal is to promote the education of first responders about autism. I founded PACT to share the resources my team and I have come up with, help support the training of first responders, and connect others to the research we have done. I've got a PhD from the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!), was born and raised in Cincinnati (Skyline Chili!) and am now living in Melbourne, Australia (G'day mate!). The education of first responders about autism is now an international topic, and I'm excited to be a part of the growth and eagerness our community has for this topic. Thanks for stopping by, and please reach out if PACT can support any of your initiatives.