Families, caregivers, and individuals with extra needs and disabilities need to be prepared for a variety of emergency situations. When a person is missing or has become unsafe, it may be necessary to contact first responders or law enforcement professionals. For some families and care providers, this can be a challenging decision to make.
Join us as we hear directly from Kaylie Schmidt, a parent who has had to navigate these situations with her child. Presenter Eric Ringgenberg will also discuss ways to prevent emergency situations, share strategies to promote de-escalation, and review resources that are available.
Eric Ringgenberg is the Education Program Director for the Autism Society of Minnesota. He has a Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and a Master of Arts in Special Education- Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of St. Thomas. Additionally, Eric has extensive experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum in multiple settings and capacities, as well as coordinating implementation of evidence-based practices.