**POSTPONED** First Responder's Autism Awareness Training - Baldwin County (Afternoon Session)

Dates: April 14, 2020

Meets: Tu from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Baldwin County APOST LETA

APOST Hours: 4.00

Cost: $0.00

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

Support Person: Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse  Phone: 334-244-3804  Email: bthomass@aum.edu

This training is open to law enforcement officers and other first responders and there is no cost to attend.

The morning and afternoon sessions are the same content, so please only register for one session.

APOST Hours: 4 hours

This First Responders Autism Awareness Training will discuss the interactions between first responders and the special-needs community members that have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Training Overview:

  • Learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and it’s prevalence to first responders
  • Recognize characterisctics and behaviors of persons with ASD
  • Learn tips for communicating with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Discuss common encounters with ASD individuals
  • Learn de-escalation strategies to maintain the first responder's and the individual's safety

Instructor: Alana Williams
As a mother to an autistic child, as a police officer and as an ASU criminal justice instructor, Alana brings a collective perspective and understanding as an Autism Awareness trainer. Alana N. Williams has over 10 years of experience in the criminal justice system, specializing in law enforcement and investigations. Alana is APOSTC certified through Montgomery Police Academy. In addition to serving her community as a deputy sheriff and police officer, Alana has been a collegiate criminal justice instructor at Alabama State University, since 2013 and she also possesses an Instructor Development Certification from the FBI. Alana's educational background consists of a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University.

This training is sponsored by the Interaction Advisory Group, AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, Alabama Peace Officers' Association, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #19-DJ-ST-002 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

For assistance with registration please contact Brittany:
Phone: (334) 244-3804 or
Email: bthomass@aum.edu


2020 No Show/Cancellation Policy for Law Enforcement Classes Due to a cut in grant funding for this coming year and in order to serve the most officers, we are implementing a new NO Show policy. We understand that in the law enforcement profession there are times that you cannot attend a class, but you can notify us by responding to the reminder emails that are sent out approximately one week prior to the class. We will begin tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don't notify us prior to the start of class). We are hoping this policy will cut down on people registering for numerous classes and not showing up for the those classes, which causes a 10-30% no show rate.
Fee: $0.00

Baldwin County APOST LETA

15950 Mosley Road
Stapleton, Alabama 36578


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