Autism & Law Enforcement with Dennis Debbaudt

Join NAA NYM  for an important presentation on interactions between individuals with autism and law enforcement. Every parent of an individual with autism – no matter age or where they are on the spectrum – should hear this valuable information!

Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew UMC
263 West 86th St. (b/w Broadway and WEA)
New York, NY 10024

This special event is FREE but please RSVP below to ensure adequate space!

NAA NYM has worked with the NYPD for the past several years to bring Dennis Debbaudt to NYC to provide training to the NYPD concerning autism. This time, not only will he be working with the NYPD, Dennis also will be providing valuable information to parents and professionals working with individuals with autism.

The objectives of this workshop include:

  1. Identifying risks of autism-related wandering.
  2. Discussing prevention and alert and response programs.
  3. Providing risk management strategies that can be implemented at home and in educational, recreational, employment and community settings.
  4. Disclosure options: ID cards, 911 registries, and field disclosure: effective strategies when sharing information with public safety agencies.
  5. What to expect when in contact with police and first responders.
  6. Development of positive, cooperative and permanent partnerships with police and public safety agencies

About Dennis Debbaudt

Author and law enforcement trainer Dennis Debbaudt has presented training throughout North America and internationally since 1995. He has created a training program for the NYPD Academy and has presented to trainers there since 2007.

Since 1993, Dennis has authored or co-authored over 40 articles, books and videos including the book Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals, Contact With Individuals With Autism: Effective Resolutions for the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and his 2013 training report Autism: Managing Police Contacts for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Debbaudt’s Autism & Law Enforcement and Autism, Fire-Rescue & EMS dvds and training curriculum are in use throughout the U.S. and in Canada, the UK & Northern Ireland, Iceland, New Zealand and Australia. Dennis is the parent of a young man with autism. Learn more HERE.

A special thank you to the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew for their generous hospitality!