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This course is NOT open to the public and restricted to Sworn Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders.
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Autism-Use of Force and De-Escalation
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
1300 Hrs - 1700Hrs
Mission Viejo, CA

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Because of the generous grant we received from the Make Waves Family Foundation, we would love to be able to offer this training free of charge.  This project allowed us to develop a new curriculum to build a higher level of knowledge and skills in law enforcement about the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) community to increase successful communication and de-escalation techniques to reduce instances of lethal force such as officer-involved shootings (OIS). This is a 4-hour interactive class that includes either Zoom or in-person interaction with adults with Autism and developmental disabilities.   


 The goal of the class is to increase knowledge level in:

  • Recognizing Autism and other Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)
  • Identifying interpersonal communication techniques with people with Autism and other I/DD
  • Identifying de-escalation techniques with people with Autism and other I/DD
  • Identifying how Autism and other I/DD differ from mental illnesses
  • How to incorporate methods of interpersonal communication techniques for crisis prevention and de-escalation in working with people with Autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities

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