Autism And Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC)
South Norfolk County Arc
ALEC (Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition) training helps foster a deeper understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders among public safety and law enforcement personnel. Training is available for police officers, emergency personnel and firefighters, using curriculum and videos specific to each group. The goal of ALEC training is to provide additional tools to use in assessing the risk of a situation. The ARC will host trainings for First Responders, Open Houses at Fire and Police Departments that are open only to individuals with autism and their families, and host trainings for parents on how to educate their children about emergency and crisis situations.