1st Responder Autism Training - For Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Search and...
Autism Training for First Responders
The Autism Society of Oregon and ROCCOS Family Network are offering 2 trainings on Autism in Eastern Oregon for Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Search & Rescue, and other first responders.The trainings are free to participants, and are being sponsored with generous support from the Tiffany Autism Foundation.
The course will focus on autism recognition and response; predictable contacts and 911 dispatches; perpetrator and victim trends; de-escalation tips, restraint, arrest and incarceration options, dilemmas in interviewing people with autism. We will also be talking about resources that are available to Law and Public Safety professionals.
The class will be helpful not only for autism recognition and response but also for working with people with other Developmental Disabilities and/or Mental Health issues.It could potentially help in reducing liability to departments.
The presenters are Corporal Sherri Cameron, a 17 year veteran with Boise PD and mother of a son with Autism, and Carlyle King, an adult with autism, who brings his unique perspective to the training.
There are two dates: La Grande on Thurs. Sept. 29th, and Pendleton on Fri. Sept. 30th. UPDATE: On each date, there will be ONE session for Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, and Rescue. The single session will be expanded to 3 hours to provide time to cover the combined material and an extended Q&A session.
The schedule is as follows:
September 29: La Grande, 404 12th Street
Law Enforcement/Fire, EMS, Search & Rescue 10:00 am-1:00 pm (NOTE: Expanded time!)
September 30: Pendleton, 501 SW Emigrant
Law Enforcement/Fire, EMS, Search & Rescue 9:00 am- 12:00 pm (NOTE: Expanded time!)
Please register for the date and location preferred. There is a 50 person limit per training per day to ensure an opportunity for discussion and questions.