The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is collaborating with Commonwealth Autism Service to develop trainings that are designed to assist law enforcement officers, K-12 School Personnel, and Campus Security Officers in their understanding and response to autistic individuals in an emergency situation.
These sessions are intended for law enforcement officers, school personnel, campus security officers, and other interested professionals working both in the field, in schools, and on college campuses. Utilizing various training tools such as hands-on activities, video and discussions, this interactive session will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorders. Participants will learn practical research-based strategies and interventions that can be utilized when encountering an individual with an autism spectrum disorder.
Scheduled topics will include:
Participation in this training is limited to Virginia municipal, campus, and state law enforcement officers, school administrators, and campus/school security officers.
Law enforcement officers, school security officers, and campus security officers will receive partial in-service credit (PIC) for completion of this training.
There is no registration fee to attend.
Participants are responsible for their travel, lodging, and meal arrangements and related expenses.
Pre-registration is required.
Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.
Check-in for the training will be at 8:00 am.
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