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Boulder Police Offer Free Safety Program for Teens With Developmental Disabilities

Boulder police offer free safety program for teens with developmental disabilities 

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

Classes will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. beginning Oct. 5 through Nov. 2. 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.  

Students may attend multiple Safety First sessions on a case-by-case basis. Please register early as slots fill up very quickly. The deadline is Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. For more information or to register, please contact Julie Hartman at 303-527-0888 or [email protected]. 

Published: Aug. 29, 2017

Media Contacts: 
Shannon Aulabaugh Police and Fire PIO, 303-441-3370 
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155 

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