ALEC (Autism Law Enforcement Education Coalition)
with Bill Cannata
You are invited to Join US for this very special event
Thursday, April 27, 6PM
PARK PLACE 100 Independence Drive Hyannis, MA
This special educational opportunity, normally presented to first responders and emergency personnel nationwide, is now being offered in our local community to parents, caregivers and educators of those with autism. Anyone who knows of someone on the autism spectrum will find this presentation enlightening, insightful and extremely helpful in preparing themselves and their loved ones for emergencies that may include first responders.
It all started when...
ALEC began in 2003 as a collaborative effort of the The Arc of South Norfolk Family Autism Center and the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office. The program was started with start-up funds from Dedham Savings Bank in Dedham, MA. ALEC training helps foster a deeper understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among public safety and law enforcement personnel.
ASD is now believed to occur in one out of every 68 births. It touches nearly everyone’s life at some point. Make certain that you and your organization have the knowledge that you need to protect and communicate with people with ASD. To find out more about ALEC, contact Bill Cannata at BCannata@arcsouthnorfolk.org or at 781-762-4001 ext. 420 or visit the ALEC
For more info on the ALEC program:
A FORMER FIREFIGHTER AND ADVOCATE for educating first responders about autism, Bill Cannata is one of two trainers for the Autism Society of America’s Safe and Sound program. Cannata, who has spoken on autism at two NFPA conferences, is also the program director of the Massachusetts-based Autism and Law Enforcement Coalition (ALEC). NFPA Journal spoke with Cannata about the importance of teaching first responders about autism, as well as educating people with autism about fire safety. April is National Autism Awareness Month.
This Event is Sponsored by:
This Event is being sponsored and offered to parents, caregivers and educators free-of-charge, but seating is limited. Please RSVP.