Upcoming Training

Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa May 6 and July 8, 2024 - 8:00am-12:00pm

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What you'll learn

  • Contact & Scene Evaluation

    Learn behavioral cues and other information that will assist you in determining next steps on keeping your scene safe

  • Communication

    Understand why communication leads to fair treatment Acquire the skills needed to be a more effective communicator

  • Deescalation

    Learn why deescalation is the safest first action in a tense situation and new way to understand it

  • Wandering

    Learn the best search and rescue strategies to help bring a loved one home safe

  • Community Engagement

    Become a champion of the disability community.

  • Sensory Influences & Behavior

    Analyze individual sensory responses to stimuli and deploy safe scene tactics

Lead Instructor

Dustin Chandler, a former Alabama police officer with 8 years of experience in narcotics investigations, tactical operations, and patrol, has a personal connection to CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD) through his daughter, Carly, diagnosed in 2012. Inspired by her, he served on the board of the International Foundation of CDKL5 Research and founded the Special Education Community Alliance in Hoover, AL. Dustin has been a member of the Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) and the Disability Advocates for Alabama Public Schools (DAAPS). As a nationally certified emergency medical technician, he uniquely connects with law enforcement plus fire/rescue, using his multifaceted background to deliver impactful training across the southeast.

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Autism and I/DD Safety Training will help you raise your knowledge regarding disability. It will ensure you understand how to achieve the best and safest outcome during any interaction. Become a Champion for the disability community!