Alana Williams joins Interaction Advisory Group bringing training and law enforcement experience
July 30th 2019 – Birmingham, Alabama – Interaction Advisory Group (IAG) today announced that Alana Williams has joined the company as a new trainer of its autism awareness and other developmental disabilities communication program for first responders. Founded in 2015, IAG has trained thousands of first responders across the Southern US including a recent training at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Alana has over 10 years of experience in the criminal justice system, specializing in law enforcement and investigations. In 2009, Alana earned her APOSTC (Alabama Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Commission) Certification through Montgomery Police Academy (Alabama).
In addition to serving her community as a deputy sheriff and police officer, Alana has been a collegiate criminal justice instructor at her alma mater, Alabama State University, since 2013. Alana also possess an Instructor Development Certification from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). Alana’s educational background consists of a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University. Alana is a mother of one child, James, who is autistic, and she enjoys family time and traveling with her son.
“Autism and developmental disability training is very important, not only for law enforcement, but for all first responders,” stated Alana Williams. “I am excited to join IAG to help bring this training to first responders across Alabama and the region.”
“IAG takes pride in offering superior training from experienced first responders and individuals who understand the communication challenges individuals with special needs face when dealing with first responders”, added Dustin Chandler, President and Co-Founder of IAG. “We are thrilled to have Alana working with us as we continue to grow and impact lives through our important work.”
IAG’s in person training complements their REACT (Recognition and Evaluation of Autism Contact Training) online training which was developed in partnership with University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions last year. REACT was designed by UAB professors, academic instructional design specialists, law enforcement experts and authorities in areas of special needs,
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Interaction Advisory Group (IAG) believes true inclusion and acceptance for all individuals with special needs is integral for our future. IAG aims to improve the interactions between those with special needs and society at large through customized special needs awareness and training. IAG training is specialized for first responders, public service officials and private sector workers including teachers, and hospitality professionals. IAG was co-founded by noted special needs advocate Dustin Chandler and Kirchner Group, a boutique firm that has been helping companies create value, while promoting values since 1985. www.interactionadvisorygroup.com
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