Trainings include hand-outs, interactive conflict resolution exercises and post-training communication with trainer. Co-presenters include autistic individuals. Training rates start at $1000 for 2 hours, $500 for one hour, 250 for 30 minutes or under. No agency should have to forgo training due to budgetary constraints and a sliding scale is available for those who qualify.
Kate Movius began training first responders in 2011. She has worked with several Los Angeles-area agencies, including the Glendale PD, LAFD, LA Parks and Recreation and the LA Sheriff’s Department. She served on the Bringing Our Loved Ones Taskforce, created to enable LA County to better respond to the problem of wandering among individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, and other memory-related impairments. She is a frequent television spokesperson about special needs issues and has been interviewed by Katie Couric about the challenges facing autistic people and their loved ones. She is a contributing writer for Los Angeles Magazine and Pasadena Magazine. The mother of two sons, one of whom has autism, Kate is dedicated to helping communities and first responders interact successfully with at-risk populations.