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Autism workshop for responders set for Aug. 16

Autism CenterInternational autism expert Dennis Debbaudt will provide a four-hour training session at the Autism Recognition and Response Training Workshop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Wooten Hall, Room 122.

Debbaudt’s session will cover autism pre-escalation techniques, broad based development, communication and socialization skills, victimization and harassment, dilemmas, safety risks, recognition, response and law enforcement safety strategies.

The workshop will also feature panel of community autism professionals that will include the UNT Autism Center’s executive director Kevin Callahan and associate executive director Heather Hughes.

The workshop will be hosted by the UNT Autism Center in collaboration with 4u Academy, the UNT Police Department, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Autism Research and Resource Consortium.

The event is free and open to the public, and it may be of special interest to law enforcement, EMS, nurses, doctors, dentists, social services providers, parents, child care workers and educators. Registration is required.

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Posted on: Wed 11 July 2012

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