To help first respondents evaluate and properly address the special needs of children and adults affected by autism, the course is equipped with lectures and practical information designed to create as complete picture of autism as currently possible.
The two-days training program will provide first-hand knowledge from experienced professionals and teach attendees how to recognize autism and how to approach a person with autism in critical situations.
Among speakers are Dr. Gary Mesibov, recognized by a number awards for outstanding achievements in research and treatment of autism; Captain Bill Cannata of the Westwoon Fire Department of Massachussetts, attending on behalf of Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition that he coordinates; former Superior Court judge Kimberly S. Taylor, who is also the mother of a son with autism; David Munday, North Carolina's own speaker and advocate of autism, currently the president of BlueLine Advantage.
The course is free, but the seats are limited to the first 100 applicants.
Registration takes place by email. For more details including the time and location, please read the full program description here.