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California Child Abduction Training Project

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Training Opportunities

Communication Skills to Improve Interactions with Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
9:30 am PDT12:30 pm PDT
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This free training will focus on basic knowledge and common characteristics of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It will discuss tips and best practices on how to effectively communicate with persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and other devices, and the use of interpreters. Lastly, this course will provide de-escalation techniques while working with persons with disabilities.

Please note that ASL interpretation will be provided for this training.

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Would Your Agency Like To Host A Training?

CIR encourages agencies to host child abduction trainings to promote county wide collaboration on future cases.Please email for more information. 

Cal OES: Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act.