AUGUSTA — An autism and developmental disabilities safety education training will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Cony High School auditorium.

Parents, first responders, educators, law enforcement officers, community members or healthcare workers are encouraged to attend. The training includes two professional development hours and certificates of completion.

This event is sponsored by Autism Speaks and the Capital Area Regional Special Education directors, featuring Matt Brown, an autism safety trainer.

Brown is a 25-year veteran of law enforcement who, for the past 10 years, has trained thousands of educators, police officers, firefighters and other first responders, on preventing, recognizing and responding to crisis situations in the community, involving persons on the autism spectrum.

For more information, visit or email [email protected].

Walk-ins are welcome, though pre-registration is encouraged. To register, call the Special Services Offices at 626-2464; Regional School Unit 2 at 622-6351, ext. 416; RSU 11, at 582-7366; RSU 12, at 549-1010; RSU 38, at 685-3336, ext. 6; or email [email protected].

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