2013-10-03 / Lifestyles

Autism safety training set

SAULT STE, MARIE – SPEAKS Education’s First Aid Response to ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Positive Outcomes training will be held Oct. 14 and 15.

This two-day event is open to families, educators, community mental health, Michigan Department of Human Services workers, police officers, firefighters, and more.

Presenters include: Dr. Mary Sharp, from Autism Alliance of Michigan; Scott Schuelke, from the Lansing Police Department; Carrie Carr, Michele Callaghan and Rachel Denis from the Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD; Dorie France, director of SPEAKS; and Lisa Hayes from Hiawatha Behavioral Health.

Extended credits are available to EUP ISD educators and emergency medical technicians, provided by the EUP ISD, and the state of Michigan.

The free training will take place at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie. Lunch is provided, and rooms are available for an overnight stay at a discounted price.

Registration is required by Oct. 11.

For more information, call SPEAKS Education at (906) 635-8984, or email mwhite@speakseducation.org.

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