Monday, September 08, 2008

Dennis Debbaudt's Autism Risk And Safety Management Workshop Miramichi October 21, 2008

Tuesday October 21, 2008
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rodd Miramichi River Hotel
1809 Water Street
Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1N 1B2
Tel: (506) 773-3111, Fax: (506) 773-3110
Separate Parent’s Information Session
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dr. Losier Middle School Theatre

Dennis, the proud father of Brad, a young man who has autism, wrote the ground-breaking booklet “Avoiding Unfortunate Situations” in 1994, the first-ever look at the interactions between children and adults with autism and law enforcement professionals. He has since written frequently on the topic including the book "Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders" and articles for the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and Sheriff Magazine.

He consulted to ABC News 20/20 for the segment, “A Simple Man”, about autism and false confession, and was instrumental in the development of the state of Maryland's Police and Correctional Training Commissions 1999 curriculum "Why Law Enforcement Needs to Recognize Autism".

An author, video producer and law enforcement trainer, Dennis turned his attention to providing autism recognition response and risk management training to law enforcement and emergency first responders in 1991.

He presents to law enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. His materials are in use by police departments around the world. A Detroit native, he now resides with his wife Gay and son Brad in South Florida. For more information about the presenter, please visit his website at:

What You Will Learn

• How to recognize the behavior symptoms and become informed on the contact approaches to minimize situations of risk, i.e., risk of victimization of the person with autism, and risk to the first responder.

• How to be prepared for an Autism Emergency.

• How to save valuable time and resources.

• How to avoid litigation.

Learn the strategies, techniques, tips and options that law enforcement agencies and first responders are increasingly using to recognize and respond well to children and adults with autism. These are invaluable during field situations.

Who Should Attend

• Law Enforcement – Police, RCMP

• Health Professionals

• Fire-Rescue

• Emergency Medical Services

• Paramedics – Ambulance

• Hospital ER

• Hospital Security

• 911 telecommunications specialists

• Crown and defense attorneys

• Judges and magistrates

• Juvenile and Criminal Justice professionals including Probation, Parole, and Correctional.

• Victim Witness Support

• All security agencies.

• Border, Air or Sea Port Security

• Hospitality industry security

• Non teaching campus employees - food prep, maintenance, transportation


Professional: $50.00 (includes luncheon)
Separate Evening Session for Public and Family Members $10.00 (maximum per family)
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Rodd under the name of Dennis Debbaudt workshop, for the evening of October 20, 2008. (Gov. rate, $103.00).
Please register early as seating is limited.


To register please contact: Or mail completed registration form

Debby MacGregor
Autism Resources Miramichi Inc.
Phone : (506) 622-8137
Fax : (506) 622-3240

**All registrations must be received By October 10, 2008 and may be paid
by cheque or cash only.

Or mail completed registration form

Autism Resources Miramichi
561 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB
E1V 1N2

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