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Not that long ago, I wrote about a training that is presented by the Melisa Nellesen Autism Center at Utah Valley University. The training is designed to assist first responders who serve the community with a practical understanding of best practices when responding to a crisis involving a person with autism.

I was happy when I received a flyer from the Utah Parent Center to see that they too were discussing this important topic with parents and caregivers. “Parents of children with disabilities often worry about their safety, especially when they are in school or in the community. What if they get lost or have a medical emergency? What happens to our children and our adult children if the police get involved? In this workshop, we will explore options for tracking devices, security implementation, and security programs offered by local law enforcement agencies. Presented by URLEND. (Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities “.

The Zoom online training will take place on Thursday, October 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is available on the Utah Parents website: http://utahparentcenter.org.

In addition, the Utah Parent Center and the Family to Family Network are looking for parents and caregivers of people with special needs. There is a staffing crisis in the state that is affecting the services that should be provided. This Zoom online discussion will teach parents how to advocate with their legislators on behalf of their loved one. The meeting is Tuesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is available now on the Utah Parent Center website.

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