Autism Recognition, Response & Risk Management
Number: 604
MemberFee: No Fee
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

The responses of people on the autism spectrum to encounters with emergency first responders may not always be socially appropriate. Mr. Dennis Debbaudt will explain how typical manifestations of autism spectrum disorders, such as running away, unsteadiness, unpredictable or impulsive behavior, or failure to respond may be misunderstood by first response professionals resulting in serious consequences.
The Autism Recognition, Response and Risk Management session is designed to meet the needs of patrol first responders and investigative law enforcement professionals, police training officers, school resource officers, school-based medical personnel, detective bureau, juvenile justice and victims' rights specialists, correctional, criminal justice and forensic professionals, firefighters, EMS, and emergency room professionals.
* Co-Sponsored by The Autism Society of McLean County. Lunch will be provided.

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