Also see Dennis' other site:
Autism Risk & Safety Management
including video clips from the new Autism & Law Enforcement Video, and additional information about Dennis' training session business.
Law enforcement agencies in the 21st Century are embracing community policing and better education for their increasingly diverse workforce. There is also a growing interest in the global autism community to bring public awareness of autism and the people it affects to law enforcement professionals. As a parent of a young man with autism and reporter/researcher on this topic since 1991, I hope to bring you useful information about autism and the law enforcement community. Sharing critical autism recognition and response information with our law enforcement, first response, criminal justice and educational communities is my mission. The goal? Better community experiences for everyone.
I'm telling the world about our stories in the best way I can: through my books and articles, through train-the-trainer workshops for law enforcement, first responders, and educators, and through the media. Autism awareness and education for law enforcement, emergency response and criminal justice professionals is a personal, and now, professional part of my life. Public awareness--telling others about our everyday lives as families affected by autism--is a key element of my personal and professional advocacy. Positive outcomes for our loved ones can be the result when we take the time to educate others about autism spectrum disorders. I want to tell your stories, too. Let me know what they are.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write: Dennis Debbaudt
2338 S.E. Holland Street
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Dennis Debbaudt is the author of Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London-Philadelphia, 2002, Avoiding Unfortunate Situations Way/SAC, Detroit, Michigan, 1994, and a veteran of law enforcement in the private sector since 1977.
Dennis has reported for the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and worked with network television current affairs programs including Granada TV's World In Action (UK), CTV's W-5 (Canada), and ABC News 20/20 (U.S.). Debbaudt's articles, workshops and conference presentations specific to autism and law enforcement are listed below.
Debbaudt is a frequent presenter at autism conferences worldwide, and is increasingly hosting train-the-trainer workshops for school districts, law enforcement training programs, and autism advocacy groups. Since 1995, he has conducted numerous workshops for law enforcement agencies including the Detroit Police Department, Michigan Department of Corrections, New Hampshire Police Academy and Sheriff's Departments throughout the United States. He has also led workshops for law enforcers in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Debbaudt recently completed a chapter on safety and risk for an upcoming (2003) book about Asperger's syndrome and adolescence edited by Liane Holliday Willey for Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Debbaudt has worked on writing grant proposals, curriculum and script development, and consults to persons affected, families, educators, law enforcers, prosecutors & defense attorneys about specific issues related to autism and law enforcement. He continues to research and report from Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Dennis, his wife, Gay, and son, Brad, reside in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Debbaudt's workshops focus on autism recognition and response; contact, perpetrator and victim trends; restraint and arrest options, dilemmas in interrogation and interview settings; school resource officer issues; model programs & cross educational opportunities.
The information is presented via PowerPoint, video and handouts. The one-day workshops are based on his exhaustive research and 12-year experience and personal involvement.
Workshops are personally designed to meet the local needs of/and educate law enforcement trainers, school resource officers, criminal justice and forensic professionals, educators and others about autism recognition, response and risk management.
To schedule a workshop or conference presentations or to inquire about fees, publications, curriculum, script and grant development projects, and case consultations, contact Dennis Debbaudt at:
Write: Dennis Debbaudt Agency, 2338 S.E. Holland Street, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952, USA.
This site was originally created on January 1, 1999
in Detroit, Michigan.
Copyright 1999-2004 by Dennis Debbaudt.
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