Dennis Debbaudt

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Dennis Debbaudt is the proud father of Brad, a young man who has autism. A professional investigator and law enforcement trainer, Dennis has authored or co-authored over 35 articles and books since 1993 including Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2001), the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin report, Contact with Individuals with Autism: Effective Resolutions (2001), the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management report, Patients with Autism and Other High Risks (2009), the North Carolina State Bar Journal report, Autism in the Criminal Justice System (2009), the International Association of Chiefs of Police Training Key #678, Autism: Managing Police Contacts (2013) among many other law enforcement and autism publications.

As managing partner of Debbaudt Legacy Productions, LLC, Dennis produced and wrote the scripts for the training videos Autism & Enforcement Roll Call Briefing (2004), Autism, Fire-Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (2004), Autism in the Criminal Justice System (2009) and Autism & The Decision To Drive (2012).

As a presenter, trainer and public speaker, Dennis is well known for his ability to connect with diverse audiences, his clear, concise and detailed handouts, creative and effective video illustrations and insight into this subject matter.

Conference Organizers: Dennis Debbaudt’s proximity to conference centers in Miami and Orlando allows him to offer a Florida conference rate. Dennis has presented at conferences recently in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. He’s booked in 2015 to keynote an Autism & Criminal Justice conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland and for a symposium organized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Contact Dennis at 772-398-9756 or email

For over 20 years, Dennis has presented his multi-media training for agencies including the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Illinois Attorney General, Prosecutor’s Association of New Jersey, Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Cincinnati, NYPD, Connecticut, Houston and New Hampshire Police Academies, and in training rooms throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and the United Kingdom. His course and materials have been approved for credit in over 20 states.

He has also presented at hundreds of conferences and sessions sponsored by organizations such as the Autism Society of America and its chapters, Texas Autism Research & Resource Center, Organization for Autism Research, Autism Ontario, Autism Yukon, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Association, Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association, Grand Valley State University, Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), Emergency Preparedness and Persons with Disabilities conference at the University of South Florida, Harvard University, SouthWest Autism Network Center for Development and Disability at University of New Mexico, Arc of New Mexico, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Penn State National Autism Symposium, Kansas Autism Conference, Autism-Europe (UK), International Association for Healthcare Safety & Security, Disabilities Trust (UK) Autism Research Unit University of Sunderland (UK) and many more.

Dennis has trained with NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit, consulted and contributed to the Chicago Police Department’s autism training block, is a cited Autism & Emergency Preparedness Subject Matter Resource at the Department of Homeland Security web site Lessons Learned Information Sharing, has consulted to ABC News 20/20 for a segment on autism and false confession. Dennis has been featured in reports by the New York Times. Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Times-Picayune New Orleans, People Magazine, Wired, Daily Echo (UK) and numerous print and television reports.

Dennis resides in Port Saint Lucie, Florida with his wife, Gay, and son, Brad.