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* Canceled* Safe & Sound First Responder Evening Training

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHO: Parents, Educators, First Responders and interested community members

WHAT: Safe & Sound Autism Training

WHERE: Fox Valley Technical College Public Safety Training Center, W6400 Hwy BB, Room 101 A/B
Appleton, WI  54915

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm.


The Autism Society of the Fox Valley is pleased to offer a FREE training for First Responders, Parents, Educators and interested community members.  The session will focus on tools for agencies to address autism-related field contacts, communication and behavior, sensory issues, de-escalation techniques and arrest, restraint and custody issues. The session will also provide information on how first responders can recognize an individual with autism, and discuss how actual incidents were handled.  Special tactics, response techniques, rescue techniques, patient care, search and rescue, and actual incidents will be discussed. Incidents discussed will highlight police responses, fire rescue, rescue from heights, motor vehicle crashes, and emergency medical responses.

This training will teach disaster preparedness, communication tips when working with law enforcement, wandering and elopement, safety modifications, and will include The Ten Things You Can Do Related to Safety — Starting Now, along with a question and answer period with the instructors.

Created in 2005, the Safe and SoundTM initiative includes providing information and training to law enforcement and first response professionals – from Police, Fire & Rescue Officers to Emergency Medical Services Officers.

Sgt. Jimmy Donohoe of the Pensacola, Florida Police Department and retired Captain Bill Cannata of the Westwood, Massachusetts Fire Department have been training first responders on how to better handle a call involving autism and related disabilities for 14 years. Both Jimmy and Bill have sons on the autism spectrum and are career long professionals in their respective fields.

Register online: http://bit.ly/2OZZ7Yy



May 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fox Valley Technical College Public Safety Training Center
W6400 Hwy BB, Room 101 A/B
Appleton, WI 54914
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