Young People, Autism and Justice Project Final Conference

Published Friday, January 23, 2015

Parents, Carers and Professionals are invited to attend our

Young People, Autism and Justice conference; a dissemination of project findings

with Keynote Speaker Dennis Debbaudt.


Dennis Debbaudt is the parent of a young man with Autism, and the global voice on Autism training for law enforcement and emergency services. Dennis wrote the ground breaking booklet 'Avoiding Unfortunate Situations' - the first ever look at the interactions between children and adults with Autism and law enforcement professionals. Over the past 18 years, Dennis has trained and developed materials and resources for law enforcement and criminal justice professionals throughout USA, Canada, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He is one of the most sought after speakers in the Autism community. 

Autism NI are also excited to share and disemminate their research findings from the 3 year Big Lottery project 'Young People, Autism and Justice'. This project involved 3 main elements of work:

  • Working with young people from 8-19 years old through a series of social skills workshops and development of specific related resources. 
  • delivery of specialist Autism Awareness training to PSNI and other Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Support and awareness training for parents whose young people participated in the project. 


This Conference aims to provide delegates with knowledge and resources to support young people with Autism to keep safe. 


This conference is fully funded by the Big Lottery, but early booking is recommended as places are limited. To book your place, please contact Autism NI's Training department on 02890 401729 option 2, or email 

For more information, you can view our flyer here