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Disability Awareness: Crisis Intervention and Prevention for Police Officers and Civic Volunteers

  • Monday, July 30, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • LADD Center * 3603 Victory Parkway * Cincinnati, OH 45229
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The Ohio Crime Prevention Association has partnered with The Academy to host a one-day training on Crisis Intervention and Prevention for Police Officers and Civic Volunteers. This training is offered to OCPA Members free of charge. For non-members the registration has been discounted to $30 per person. The discounted cost for this training is provided by a grant through the Cincinnati Bar Foundation.


Dealing with individuals with autism or intellectual disabilities in an informed manner can make a big difference in the outcome of a crisis situation. This training will help police officers and civic volunteers who work with police departments learn how to recognize the symptoms that people with autism may experience when overwhelmed or afraid. These symptoms might easily be misunderstood as appearing ‘under the influence’, or the individual may appear to be ignoring or threatening the police officer, or non-compliant to an officer’s orders. Recognizing the symptoms of autism and dealing with a person based on those observations can lead to a much better outcome.

The training will also discuss the importance of body language, language used, eye contact, and proxemics when responding to people with disabilities who are in crisis situations. Participants will gain techniques for communicating with people who have autism, intellectual disability, and those who are ‘non-verbal’.


Crime Prevention Officers * School Resource Officers * Community Policing Officers * Law Enforcement Personnel * DARE Officers * University/Campus Law Enforcement * Leadership * Human Resource Personnel * Risk Reduction Managers * Security Teams * Safety Managers and Directors * Civic Volunteers


FREE for OCPA Members, $30 for non-members.  Includes all training materials for the course.


T. Dean Swartz works as a Behavior Specialist for the Clermont County Board of DD. He has over 34 years of experience in residential, school, and sheltered workshop settings. Dignity and respect are cornerstone concepts of his trainings.



Tel: (740) 280-OCPA (6272)

Email:  info@ocpa-oh.org
Website:  www.ocpa-oh.org

P.O. Box 178 * Galloway, Ohio * 43119

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