2017 Autism Institute Conference - A Training Course for Law Enforcement Officers

University Hall
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Gwynedd Mercy University's Autism Institute is hosting its annual Autism Conference on Saturday, April 1. This year, in addition to the general workshops, the conference features three additional tracks geared towards different audiences, including Law Enforcement Officers.

Ausitm Conference - General Workshops
Healthcare Professionals Workshops
Higher Educational Professionals Workshops

Register for GMercyU's 2017 Autism Conference - Training Course for Law Enforcement Officers

Continental breakfast and lunch available beginning at 8 a.m. Lunch also included. 
Program starts at 9 a.m.

The Ruttenberg Autism Center facilitates this program, whose objective is to teach law enforcement officers to prepare for common interactions that may take place with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and learn how to effectively navigate those interactions for the safety and welfare of the individual and the officer. 

Through videos, lecture, Q&A, demonstration and mock scenarios, topics covered will include: 

  • Autism 101
  • Elopement & Wandering 
  • Interviewing people with ASD 
  • Risk of Abuse 
  • Sensory Processing, Communication Barriers & Differences in Social Interaction 
  • Community Involvement

Each participant will receive three CLEE credits for attending.

Presenters include:

Eric Mitchell, PhD 
Director, Ruttenberg Autism Center

Katie Greble, MA ATR-BC LPC
Training and Curriculum Manager

For questions, contact Deborah E. Schadler at 215-646-7300, ext. 21160 or schadler.d@gmercyu.edu. 

You are welcome download and print out a flyer to pass along to friends, family, and co-workers!