First Responder Autism Training

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First Responder Autism Training

For Law Enforcement, First Responders, Criminal Justice Personnel & Security

October 17, 2018 · 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Free Workshop & Lunch

Certificate of Completion CEU Available

Continuing Education/Legal Credits (Pending) ($50/4.25 hrs)

DID YOU KNOW?
People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are seven times more likely to have a 911 encounter than a neurotypical person.
Join us for this comprehensive training (CEU available) with two first responders who are personally and professionally experienced in ASD.

FOCUS OF TRAINING
• Recognizing the signs of ASD
• Discussion of how specific incidents should be handled
• Response and de-escalation techniques
• Behavioral, communication, and sensory challenges for people with ASD

Training is a combination of information pieces and actual incident reviews from real-life situations.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Given the limited seating available and restricted grant funding, this training is only for:  Law Enforcement, Fire Personnel & EMS.  Any registrations outside of this audience cannot be accepted.

This training made possible in part due to a grant by the Akron General Employees fund and other community sponsors.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

CaCannataptain William Cannata

Captain William Cannata, Jr. (Retired) has been a member of the fire service for more than 30 years and is the Program Director of “Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC),” formed in 2003. He is also a parent of a young man with autism.

 

LieutenaDonohoent Jimmy Donohoe

Lieutenant Jimmy Donohoe is the creator of the “Take Me Home Program,” a database where participants who are unable to speak or properly identify themselves to police officers register with a photo, physical description, and contact information so first responders can provide special assistance that may be required when contact with a person with autism occurs. He is also a parent of a young man with autism.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register by October 3, 2018

Questions?
Contact Kelly McIntire
330-940-1441, ext. 1
or via email here

 

Additional Training Locations in OH:

Cleveland: October 15, 2018
Youngstown: October 16, 2018
Columbus: October 18, 2018
Cincinnati: October 19, 2018

 

Meeting accomodations provided by:

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Lunch provided by:

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Event Details

Event Start Date 10-17-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-17-2018 2:00 pm
Location
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center
4125 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333, USA
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center