DC Chapter Meeting
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When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 PM

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DC Members,

Our next chapter meeting will be on Thursday, October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM.  Please expect to attend locally; there will not be satellite locations offered for this meeting.  Light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to atapdc@atapdc.com no later than October 17, 2017.  We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

About the Speaker: Aaron Likens will present Finding Kansas: Living With and Decoding Asbergers Syndrome. Mr. Likens has trained over 5,000 law enforcement personnel in dealing with victims and suspects who are on the Autism Spectrum. Diagnosed when he was 20 years old, he began writing essays in order to help his father understand who he was. Five years later, those writings turned into his bestselling book, Finding Kansas. In 2009, he was hired by an Autism Services organization and began training officers in the St. Louis County Police Department. Since then he has been the top rated trainer for the Crisis Intervention Team at the St. Louis Police Academy. He has also presented training at a number of FBI offices and will be presenting at the FBI National Academy. Mr. Likens lives in St. Louis, Missouri and is also a flagman for several national race series.

Coming up… SAVE THE DATE: 
Our next DC Chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Details forthcoming.

Future Planning

The 2018 Winter Conference will be held on January 23-24, 2018 at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel in Orlando, Florida. We are hoping to introduce some new and exciting speakers who can share their knowledge and experience with our attendees. Please go to www.atapworldwide.org for details.

Local Certified Threat Manager (CTM) Exam Offerings: If you are interested in taking the CTM exam, please follow the application instructions found at Certification, and express your interest and exam offering preference to atapdc@atapdc.com or Rick Cormier at rickc331@mac.com.  Exam preferences are as follows:

Exam Offering #1:

Date/Time: Monday, December 4, 2017 (4PM)

Exam Offering #2:

Date/Time: Thursday, December 7, 2017 (4PM)

Hosting: Our chapter is growing! As we look for ways to improve our ability to serve our members and recruit new members, we are looking to hold satellite meetings inside and outside of the DC metro area. If you are willing to host a meeting, please email us at atapdc@atapdc.com. Title the email "host".  We are hoping for locations that support teleconferencing capabilities.

Like our DC Chapter Facebook Page. Our Social Medial Chairpersons are doing a great job of putting out meeting information, updates as well as interesting articles related to Threat Assessment. Any information you would like to forward for consideration on our social media pages, please email atapdc@atapdc.com.  Title the email “social media”.

Thinking about becoming more involved in ATAP? This fall the local DC Chapter will hold elections for all board positions. If you would like to learn more about any board position, please email or speak to any board member.