Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Training: Interacting with individuals in emergency situations

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Autism spectrum Disorder (ADD) training interacting with individuals in emergency situations (as featured on NBC’s today show) presenters:

• Captain Bill Cannata (Retired) of the Westwood, Massachusetts Fire Department and Current Program Director of the Autism Law Enforcement Coalition (ALEC)

• Sgt. Brent Reeves, member of the Special Victims Section of the Greenwich Police Department, discussing police data services, responding to missing special victims and the SafetyNet Tracking System

• Linda Talbert, Abilis Director of Therapeutic and Advisory Services

When: Sunday, October 23

Where: YMCA of Greenwich, 50 East Putnam Ave

Time: 1:00 pm

Fee: Free of charge to all attendees.

This session is designed for families and caregivers of those diagnosed with ASD.

Participants will learn how to prepare for an emergency involving a person with ASD, How to identify characteristics and behaviors of a person with ASD, How to effectively communicate with a person with ASD, Discuss special tactics, rescue techniques and care, Fire and Life Safety Education and safety drills.

To RSVP or more info, please contact Betsy Culeman at 203.869.1630 ext. 306 or bculeman@gwymca.org

 

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