Autism Risk and Safety Management

Since 2009, 74 children with autism have died after wandering away from a safe setting.  Since 2011 over 400 people have been reported missing by the media.  49% of Children with autism wander or bolt from a safe setting.

Session Goals and Objectives:

  • Increase first responder and citizen safety
  • Recognize social communication, behavioral and sensory difficulties for persons with autism
  • Be aware of risks associated with a wandering incident
  • Become aware of autism-related offender, victim, witness issues and dilemmas
  • Enhance communication and response skills
  • Save valuable time and resources
  • Build community partnerships


Dennis Debbaudt ( has authored over 40 articles related to autism and been a training specialist on the matter for years.  He has trained and created autism subject matter for law enforcement, first response (EMT and Fire), criminal justice professionals and agencies across the world.

Training provided in cooperation with:

  • Autism Education Fund: Understanding through Education
  • University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability
  • Farmington New Hampshire Police
  • University of New Hampshire Police

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Date & Time

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Registration Fee


Included are Door Prizes, Free Parking, and a Free Lunch


Memorial Union Building, Strafford Room
University of New Hampshire
83 Main Street
Durham, NH

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