The Boulder Police Department offers free safety program for adults with developmental disabilities

Posted on 02/12/2020 at 06:08 pm
Dean Cunningham

The Boulder Police Department, in conjunction with the Association for Community Living, is once again offering its popular Safety First for Adults training. This free, three-week program is designed to provide safety tips to adults living with cognitive or developmental disabilities. The program curriculum covers decision-making skills related to risk, social boundaries, using public transportation, home security and safety, and the proper way to contact police.   

Classes will be held on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning April 2 through April 16. All sessions will be held at the Boulder Police Department, located at 1805 33rd St. Students should attend all classes, arriving at 3:45 p.m. and departing at 6:00 p.m.  

Safety First for Teens is taught by Boulder police officers utilizing a combination of lectures, small groups and hands-on activities. Participants are encouraged to attend classes independently, as this best reflects their responsibilities while functioning in the community. However, if a student needs or desires additional support from a parent or caregiver, this will be supported.   

Upon prior approval, students who have previously attended Safety First for Adults, may attend again. Please register early as slots fill up very quickly. To register online, go to http://bit.ly/SafetyFirst2020.  For more information or to register by phone or e-mail, contact Julie Hartman at 303-527-0888 or Jhartman@aclboulder.org. 

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