Autism Recognition, Response and Risk Management Training for First Responders
Training is for law enforcement, public safety, first response and juvenile/criminal justice professionals and agencies.
Speakers will be Dennis Debbaudt, Director of Autism Risk and Safety Management and Dustin Chandler, Trainer Consultant at Autism Risk and Safety Management.
Dennis Debbaudt is the leading global voice on autism training for law enforcement and emergency responders. Mr. Debbaudt is a parent of a son who has autism. Dustin Chandler is a former police officer in Alabama and a parent of a child with special needs.
This training session will focus on autism recognition and response; predictable field contacts & 911 dispatches, special emphasis on dangerous and fatal wandering search and rescue, situational awareness and response, deescalation tips, restraint, arrest & custody tips, tips for interview; model programs & cross educational opportunities for officers, children and adults who have autism, their families and supporters.
A key goal is the sustainability of this training in the regions selected. The training is designed to have everyone come away with a good, practical understanding of effective and safe approaches when interacting with individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The training will also offer a thorough review of current trends, tips, training options, and video tools that can help implement autism instruction at each student’s agency.
At the conclusion of this session, the audience will:
1. Recognize social, communication, behavioral and sensory difficulties for persons with autism.
2. Become familiar with autism-related field response tactics.
3. Be prepared to manage the sensory climate to deescalate behavior.
4. Be aware of risks associated with a wandering incident. Review search and rescue options.
5. Become aware of autism-related offender, victim and witness issues and dilemmas.
6. Be prepared to interview individual involved with the criminal justice system.
7. Become aware of partnership opportunities with the autism community that can lead to more informed and safer interactions for all concerned.
Snacks and drinks provided.
Contact Bama Hager or Dustin Chandler for any additional questions.
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