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Now Offering Training for Law Enforcement Officers

Posted on: Friday, 8.5.2016

The Center for Autism, in conjunction with its affiliate the Ruttenberg Autism Center, is please to announce that is now offers, Appreciating Autism: A Training Course for Law Enforcement Officers. This 3-hour training course has been approved for credit under Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission (MPOETC).

The objective of the curriculum is to teach law enforcement officers to prepare for common interactions that may take place with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),  and learn how to effectively navigate those interactions for the safety and welfare of the individual and the officer.

Through videos, lecture, Q&A, demonstration and mock scenarios, topics covered will include:

  • Autism 101
  • Elopement & Wandering
  • Interviewing people with ASD
  • Risk of Abuse
  • Sensory Processing, Communication Barriers & Differences in Social Interaction
  • Community Involvement

Click here to download a PDF brochure with more information >

If you would like to speak to someone and schedule a training, please contact Dr. Eric Mitchell, Director of the Ruttenberg Autism Center, at or 215-356-8418.


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