SUNY Canton To Host Disability Awareness Training Sessions
Advance-News - 3/26/2017
SUNY Canton will be hosting a nationally recognized training for those who may encounter emergencies involving individuals with autism or other disabilities.
Niagara University's Law Enforcement Disability Awareness Training will be available for two sessions on April 3 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center's Kingston Theater.
* The first session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and is specifically for college faculty, staff and community members
* The second session will run from 1 to 5 p.m. and is designed for law enforcement personnel.
"Autism Spectrum Disorder affects one in 68 children," noted SUNY Canton University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin. "The need to ensure accurate and appropriate response is critical for police and educators alike."
The chief noted that this training is part of the Basic Course for Police Officers, or the first section of SUNY Canton's police academy training.
This training is sponsored by the SUNY Canton Center for Diversity and Inclusion, St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House and the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy.
The training sessions are free, but preregistration is required. Visit www.canton.edu/disability to reserve a spot.
SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey.
The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials.
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