Helping Enhance Autism Response Training

 

NCDPS is hosting a FREE instructional session for law enforcement and first responder agencies to learn best practices on interacting with the growing number of North Carolinians on the autism spectrum. The goal of Helping Enhance Autism Response Training or HEART is to further safe contacts among law enforcement, first responders and individuals with autism.

Join us for the 2022 Department of Public Safety’s HEART initiative. National expert and author Dennis Debbaubt will deliver innovative training to first responders and law enforcement leaders on best practices for interacting with North Carolinians on the autism spectrum.

An increasing number of individuals are diagnosed with autism (e.g. 1 among 44 children nationally have autism). This training is important because of the social, communication and behavioral issues associated with the disability present unique challenges during an emergency or other stressful situation.

 

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is committed to providing training to emergency responders and law enforcement professionals. Due to the nature of our work, it is important that we are able to recognize the unique issues associated with autism and challenges that may be presented during an emergency or other stressful situation.
 

Register For A Training Near You

Wilmington

Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
McNeill Hall
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC

Greenville

Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
East Carolina University
Harvey Hall
660 Ficklen Dr.
Greenville, NC

Greensboro

Thursday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
School of Education Building - Room 120
1300 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC

2022 Registration Now Open

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About the Trainer

National expert and author Dennis Debbaudt will deliver an innovative four-hour training that will leave attendees better prepared to interact with individuals on the autism spectrum.

He brings 25 years of experience conducting training for law enforcement. Debbaudt has presented to the Department of Homeland Security, NYPD, Illinois Attorney General, Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association and many more. Following the event, you will receive a certificate and copy of the training materials. 

Learn more about Dennis Debbaudt