Autism Recognition & Response
Free Safety Training & Education by Dennis Debbaudt
For Law Enforcement, First Responders and other Emergency Service Providers

When: Wednesday, September 27th, 8:30am (Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice) & 1:30pm (First Responders)

Where: Holland College Lecture Theatre, 140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. MAP

What: The focus of the seminar is to educate officers and first responders on what to look for when they encounter an autistic person. What may seem odd, or violent actions may not be the case at all. Debbaudt, who is not only a law enforcement trainer, is also a parent of a 22-year-old autistic child. Debbaudt's goal for the seminar is to increase understanding of autistic individuals that officers may encounter in the field.

Debbaudt is the author of "Avoiding Unfortunate Situations" and "Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals." His workshops are designed to teach first responders how to interact with someone who has autism in a safer, less stressful, and more informed manner. The workshop also aids attorneys in understanding the nature of autism and some of the behavioral issues facing an autistic person.

Course will address issues of Autism recognition and response; contact, perpetrator and victim trends; restraint and arrest, dilemmas and options in interrogation and interview settings. The workshop is designed to meet the local needs of law enforcement trainers, fire and rescue personnel, criminal justice and forensic professionals, and other first response professionals.

These training sessions offer tips and options for communications and responses designed to successfully resolve a call involving a person with autism or Aspergeršs syndrome. Everyone will come away with a good, practical understanding of the best approaches when they interact with children and adults who are affected by autism spectrum disorders.


Pre-registration is required for this free training event. Seating is limited and participation will be on a first come, first served basis.
Please Pre-register by Friday, September 22nd by sending your name, address and contact phone number or email address and the session you are attending to

Wednesday, September 27th, Holland College Lecture Theatre
140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Training Seminar
8:00am - Registration & Refreshments
8:30am - 12:00pm - Law Enforcement Training Session (with appropriate breaks)

First Responders Training Seminar
1:00pm - Registration & Refreshments
1:30pm - 4:00pm - First Responder Training Session (with appropriate breaks)

There is also an evening session at Charlottetown Rural High School for Autistics, Parents, Educators, Care Providers and the General Public 6:30-9:30pm Pre-registration required