When

Monday, October 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Where

Independence Civic Center 
6363 Selig Drive
Red Oak/Pin Oak Room
Independence, OH 44131
 

 
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Contact

The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland 
The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland 
216-556-4937 
asgcoh@gmail.com 
 

First Responder Autism Training 

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

October 15, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Workshop & Lunch
Certificate of Completion CEU Available

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/CLE 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, Criminal Justice Personnel & Security.  Any registrations outside of this audience cannot be accepted.

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.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 Register by October 14, 2018

PROGRAM TIME
 On-site registration: 8:00 am
 Program Hours: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Questions?
216-556-4937
or via email asgcoh@gmail.com 

Additional Training Locations in OH:
Youngstown: October 16, 2018
Akron: October 17, 2018
Columbus: October 18, 2018
Cincinnati: October 19, 2018