On Wednesday, November 9th, the Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA) celebrated its return to in-person training with two sessions for first responders. Retired Lieutenant Chuck Sawchenko, MSW, led the training at the Milford Wellness Village in Milford, DE.
Representatives from various agencies across the state had an opportunity to learn about autism and other developmental disabilities. Sawchenko shared that the training was aimed at improving interactions between first responders and autistic people, “As a career police officer and a parent to a daughter with autism, I know how important it is that officers receive information about autism spectrum disorder that will enable them to successfully resolve issues in the field.”
The training was well-received by attendees and featured on WMDT ABC 47 news.
If you are interested in hosting a training for first responders, or want to receive information about future training, please contact Karen Oosterhous.