Seminar Title

Online-Interaction and De-escalation of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Dates of Events

06/23/2022 through 06/23/2022

Last Updated: 05/24/2022
Instructor(s): Mark Lowther
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
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Mark Lowther
Mark Lowther is a US Marine Corps veteran. Lt. Lowther has 30 years in public safety. Mark is dual POST certified in Utah as a correctional officer, and a Law Enforcement officer having served most of his career in enforcement.
His background is varied and diverse. He has served as a SWAT hostage negotiator for a major portion of his career. His background and experience come from serving on two Metro SWAT teams. Lt. Lowther has experience on all levels of negotiations from tech to negotiation team leader. He has personally been involved in numerous threatened suicide and SWAT negotiations including barricaded gunmen and hostage incidents. Lt. Lowther also served 10 years as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer, instructor, and training coordinator.
Lt. Lowther has spent a major portion of his career in assignments involving crisis negotiation, suicide intervention, verbal de-escalation, peer support, Autism awareness, and mental illness. He has instructed law enforcement locally, nationally, and internationally on those topics. In addition to his law enforcement training, he has received specialized training in crisis counseling and Psychological First Aid. He currently volunteers working a crisis hotline.
Lt. Lowther was named by the Utah Tactical Officers Association as the 2012 Crisis Negotiator of the year. Some of his experiences in SWAT negotiations are featured in the book “Crisis Cops 2”.
Lt. Lowther served as part of the Public Safety Law Enforcement Unit assigned to the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He has also served on a federal task force as a sworn Special Deputy United States Marshal. Mark although retired from full time law enforcement, continues to serve part time in law enforcement with multiple agencies.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: June 23 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

For Public Safety Personnel, responding to a crisis involving an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be incredibly challenging. Common issues can be communication, de-escalation, and understanding some of the unique behaviors of those with autism.
This webinar will discuss the characteristics of autism, as well as safety concerns. Some of the topics that will be covered consist of elopement, sensory issues, and communication challenges. The goal of this training is to increase knowledge and awareness of autism spectrum disorder for Public Safety Personnel. Participants will learn how to respond in a proactive and positive manner to calls they may receive involving individuals with autism.

Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training (Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz. ·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***
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