Individuals with autism may struggle to communicate, make appropriate eye contact, or even respond to someone asking them their name. The behaviors that children, teens and adults with ASD display vary greatly. However, parents and professionals agree that safety is a huge concern for everyone in this population as they may easily be distracted, lost, or even elope from their school or surroundings. Autism training for First Responders will enable police and first responders to recognize the signs of ASD and react accordingly to minimize their own risk and that of the individuals with autism.

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) are partnering to train first responders on how to approach and interact with individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the month of April for Autism Awareness Month. IBT has trained over 3,000 people across the United States and various countries since 2013. The free training titled, “Autism for First Responders,” will be presented in the month of April in Larchmont, N.Y.; Fairport, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; and in the following California cities, Lafayette, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Garden Grove, Temecula, Riverside, San Diego and San Marcos

Alexandria, VA
Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
5400 Shawnee Rd., Suite 208
Alexandria, VA 22312
RSVP: Michael Miller or (703) 750-0633 ext 1707
Austin, TX
Date: Thursday, April 30th, 11:00am
Location: Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
9390 Research Blvd., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
RSVP: Jennifer Tonnu Lucas
Corona, CA
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Arlington Library
9556 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92503
RSVP: Crystal Corona or (951) 686-2020 ext 1371
Fairport, NY
Date: Monday, April 20th, 6:00am and 2:00pm
Location: Brighton Police Department
2300 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618
RSVP: Crystal DeBuck or (585) 377-6590 ext 1690
Larchmont, NY
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: City Hall - 1 Roosevelt Square
City Council Chambers – Second Floor
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
RSVP: Kristin Samuels or (914) 833-1302
Oak Park, IL
Date: Friday, April 17th, 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
212 S. Marion St., Suite 11
Oak Park, IL 60302
RSVP: Marisol Remoquillo or (708) 358-3000 ext 1651
Roseville/West Sacramento, CA
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 9:00-10:30am
Location: Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
2151 Professional Dr., Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661
RSVP: Anginette Redmond or (916) 771-0520
San Diego, CA
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30pm
Location: Firehouse Museum
1572 Columbia St.
San Diego, CA 92101
RSVP: Gabi Uribio or (858) 278-6603 ext 1442
Walnut Creek, CA
Date: Monday, April 27th, 9:00-11:00am
Location: Center for Autism and Related Disorders
1910 Olympic Blvd., Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
RSVP: Melanie Verrico or (925) 283-3073
Woodland Hills, CA
Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
6330 Variel Ave., Suite 101
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
RSVP: Chris Desmond or (818) 657-1106