First Responder Autism Training
For Law Enforcement, First Responders, Criminal Justice Personnel & Security
October 17, 2018 · 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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
Captain 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.
Lieutenant 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.
Register by October 3, 2018
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:
Lunch provided by:
|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|