Free Autism Safety Training & Education Seminar
by Dennis Debbaudt
for Autistic Individuals, Parents, Educators, Care Providers & the General Public

When: Wednesday, September 27th, 6:30-9:30 pm

Where: Charlottetown Rural High School Theatre, 100 Raiders Road, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. MAP

What: Dennis Debbaudt is an internationally recognized expert on law enforcement and safety for individuals with autism. He provides training for law enforcement agencies around the world focused on the unique characteristics of persons with autism. His training video, Autism & Law Enforcement Roll Call Briefing, has been seen by thousands of law enforcement professionals.

Dennis Debbaudt's Autism Risk & Safety Conference Sessions for Parents and Care Providers are designed to identify issues of risk and provide strategies that help parents and care providers manage these risks at home, school and in the community. They also provide the best tools and options for developing partnerships with law enforcement, first response, and criminal justice agencies. Issues addressed will include Autism spectrum risk awareness & management, wandering, preparing for an autism emergency, safety in the home, safe travel, alerting neighbors, 911 data base alerts, developing a handout, sharing de-escalation techniques, working with the school district to upgrade safety and lower risk, school support network for spectrum students, safety and risk life skills education, working proactively with schools and law enforcement agencies, and more.

Dennis will also address and identify autism risk management issues and present strategies for school district employees to prepare for and manage autism-related emergencies at school, home, and in the community. Among the topics addressed will be de-escalation techniques, safe student transportation, safety and risk life skills education for students with ASD, cross-educational opportunities with law enforcement, and best tools & options when forming partnerships between school districts and law enforcement, first response, criminal justice agencies The sessions are designed to lower risk, increase safety, improve communications, and avoid litigation.

As the parent of a 22-year-old son who has autism, he's experienced school related Autism Safety & Risk issues first-hand. He has presented to educators throughout the U.S., in Canada and the United Kingdom, and has consulted to scores of autism educators about autism-based school incidents. Since 2002, he's written and contributed to LRP's Maintaining Safe Schools, School Transportation Leader, School Discipline Advisor, What's Working in Special Education, Your School and the Law, on autism-related issues such as training school resource officers, training staff to avoid physical-restraint lawsuits, school bus physical interventions, and bus related anti-bullying efforts. His 2004 article covered identifying students with Autism Spectrum conditions as potential victims, and development of school district risk management strategies and cooperative relationships with families, non-teaching personnel and school district visitors.

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, Sept. 27th, 2006,
Charlottetown Rural High School Theatre, 100 Raiders Road, Charlottetown, PEI

6:00pm - Registration & Refreshments
6:30-9:30pm - Autism Risk & Safety Training (with appropriate breaks)

There are also 2 day sessions at Holland College Lecture Theatre for Law Enforcement (8:30-12:00) and First Responders (1:30-4:00)
Pre-registration required.