A Better Understanding


Alzheimer’s and Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Training Classe

Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Recognizing Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Many behaviors associated with ASD
  • How to understand the behaviors
  • Public Safety issues
  • Proper and effective interactions
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Restraint and alternatives to arrest
  • Wandering, Elopement, and Search & Rescue

Alzheimer's Training addresses

  • Recognizing signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Differences between Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Common behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s
  • Why many of these behaviors occur
  • Techniques for dealing with the behaviors
  • The stages of Alzheimer’s
  • Wandering and Search & Rescue
  • Caregiver issues
  • Available resources


Some of the locations that have benefited from these training classes include:

Lynchburg Police Department VA

Newport News Police Department VA

Presented at 2012 International Association of Chief’s of Police International Conference (San Diego CA)

Presented at 2013 International Association of Chief’s of Police International Conference (Philadelphia PA)

Presented at 2014 International Association of Chief’s of Police International Conference (Orlando FLA)

2015  Presented at the International Association of Chief’s of Police International Conference (Chicago Ill)

Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver International Conference 2010

Plano Police Department TX

Pinellas County Police Department FLA

Sunrise Police Department FLA

Henderson County Police Department TN

Woodberry Police Department MN

Newton Police Department NJ

West Virginia Emergency Services Conference Beckley WV (2013)

Virginia School Resource Officer Conference Hampton VA

Chesterfield County Police Department VA

Caroline Sheriff’s Office VA

Prince William Police Dept VA

Richmond Police Dept VA

Fairfax Police Department VA

James City Police Department VA

Rappahannock Regional Police Academy VA

Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Academy VA

Roanoke City Police Department VA

Ashland Police Department VA

Albemarle Police Department VA

Southlake Police Department TX

Orlando Police Department FLA

Broward County Sheriff’s Office FLA

Georgia Bureau of Investigations Alzheimer’s Conference Forsythe GA 2018

Greenville/Spartanburg Police Department SC

Virginia Sheriff’s Association Conference Fairfax VA 2018

College and University Police and Investigators Conference (CUPIC 2018) George Mason University

S. Reynolds Community College Police/Security/Faculty 2018

Dickenson County VA Behavioral Health Seminar 2017

National Alliance on Mental Health Richmond VA 2018

Families Embracing Autism Together (FEAT) South Hill VA 2019

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Autism Webinar 2013

Crisis Intervention Training Hanover County VA 2016 to Present

USAA Insurance Presenter on Autism and Alzheimer’s (2018)

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