Autism & Intellectual Developmental Disorders

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective, equitable service to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder. The content presented in this course is a culmination of information from a partnership of mental health and law enforcement professionals.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the indicators that a person may have a DD.
  • Identify the procedures that public safety should/may employ when encountering an individual with a DD.
  • Identify the procedures public safety should follow to promote the safety and calmness of an individual that has an DD.
  • Demonstrate communication techniques required to effectively interact with a person who has an DD.
  • Identify opportunities to increase non-enforcement encounters with persons with DD.

Course Details:

Timeframe: 2 hours

Registration Cost: FREE

Instruction: Each course is co-instructed by a law enforcement and mental health professional.

Development and funding for this course is courtesy of The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

This training has been registered with MCOLES for the use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution Funds. (ID: MMHC-IDD)

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative – Approval #113020-01. The Collaborative is the approving body for the Michigan Board of Social Work. (2 CE’s)