A video production partnership dedicated to providing
the finest in professional training tools for autism
education and awareness.
About Debbaudt Legacy Productions, LLC.
Debbaudt Legacy Productions is a partnership between Dennis Debbaudt and Dave Legacy. In 1998, Debbaudt and Legacy teamed up to film and record the introduction and narration for the Autism Society of America's 1999 Excellence In Media Award winning Autism Awareness Video for Law Enforcement and Community Service Personnel. Debbaudt and Legacy then combined their expertise in subject matter, field interviewing, and documentary production and formalized their partnership in 2005 after the 2004 release of the highly acclaimed Autism & Law Enforcement Roll Call Briefing Video.
Debbaudt Legacy Productions has contributed video from their extensive library to the Chicago Police Department's autism video and training (2007) and developed a video and trainer's guide for the New York Police Department - NYPD (2008). Debbaudt Legacy Productions' Autism & Law Enforcement Roll Call Briefing Video is licensed for the exclusive internal use of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Pennsylvania State Police and Seattle Police Department. DLP's 2009 release, Autism, Fire-Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) video, is in use throughout North America, in Canada, Iceland and New Zealand. DLP created the training video Autism in the Criminal Justice System in 2009 for the state of North Carolina and continue to contribute from their film library to documentary and news producers including Maine Public Television, Teachers College at Columbia University, Arc of North Carolina and local broadcast affiliates of NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CBC and CTV in Canada.
Dave Legacy is a highly accomplished producer, director, videographer and editor whose work has informed and entertained audiences for decades. An award-winning cameraman, Dave has captivated viewers with dynamic visual illustrations. His video editing abilities, creativity and insight have greatly contributed to the increased awareness of autism in the law enforcement, first response and criminal justice communities in a manner that is best described as revolutionary.
Dave has received numerous Emmy Awards for news his videography, editing and sound recording techniques including Associated Press (AP) Photographer of the Year. Dave Legacy's footage has been featured on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Fox News, PBS, History Channel, CNBC, MSNBC, Reuters, ESPN, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel, and E.
A professional investigator and freelance journalist for over 34 years, Dennis Debbaudt co-wrote for the Detroit News (1980), is a cited resource for Monthly Detroit Magazine, provided research for McGraw-Hill authors and worked with current affairs broadcast television companies in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom including CTV (Canada), Granada TV and Thames TV (UK).
Debbaudt began his research regarding the interactions between persons with autism and law enforcement professionals in 1991. His booklet, Avoiding Unfortunate Situations, and subsequent reports including Contact with Individuals with Autism: Effective Resolutions (with Dr. Darla Rothman, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, April, 2001) and his full length book, Autism Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals are based on his early and continuing research findings.
Dennis Debbaudt was recognized for his work by the Autism Society of America as a 2006 Champion for Advocacy and Awareness and the Sydney Templeton Award in 2008 from the Autism Society of North Carolina. He served on the constituency board of directors for Florida Atlantic University's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities from 2004 to 2011.
2338 SE Holland Street
Port Saint Lucie FL 34952
(son with autism may answer phone)