ROCKLAND, Maine — Knox County will be offering training for public safety workers as well as others in dealing with people who have autism.

Participants can attend either of the training sessions scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the jury assembly room on the first floor of the Knox County Courthouse on Union Street in Rockland.

“This training is an important opportunity for first responders and all other public safety personnel, educators and any other interested members of the community needing a better understanding of the challenges of interacting with persons on the autism spectrum,” the press release states.

Matt Brown — who has been training first responders, educators and other community members on the important aspects of preventing, recognizing, and responding to crisis situations involving persons on the autism spectrum — will lead the presentation.

To register contact Knox County Regional Communications Center dispatcher Jerrad Dinsmore at or 594-0677.