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Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion Of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. March 10, 2014. LISTENING TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Common Themes. Training people with I/DD about what to expect from first responders is also important

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March 10 2014

Maryland Commission for

Effective Community Inclusion

Of Individuals with Intellectual and

Developmental Disabilities

March 10, 2014


Listening tour highlights common themes
LISTENING TOUR HIGHLIGHTSCommon Themes

  • Training people with I/DD about what to expect from first responders is also important

  • Provide opportunities for interactions (on-site trainings, community policing, open houses)

  • People with I/DD as victims

  • Understanding behaviors is more important than making a diagnosis

  • Understanding how to respond to the behaviors, and when it’s ok to deviate from standard operating procedures

  • Individuals with I/DD as trainers

  • Mandate training, consistent message


Listening tour highlights common themes1
LISTENING TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Common Themes

  • Overall awareness training and cultural sensitivity

  • Support for community inclusion model (courts, schools, hospitals)

  • Alerting law enforcement/dispatch of people in community with I/DD (911 flagging program, etc.)

  • Commitment for change from the top/buy-in from first responders

  • Hidden disabilities

  • Families as a resource


Listening tour highlights honorable mentions
LISTENING TOUR HIGHLIGHTSHonorable Mentions

  • Internship opportunities for people with I/DD to work with law enforcement (Montgomery County)

  • Inclusion of diabetes and epilepsy recognition

  • Extra Current Trends Training (Bruce?), start small, specialized training

  • “Catch up” veteran officers

  • Bringing in non- law enforcement trainers makes a positive difference (skilled trainers, current content)

  • WMATA works

  • Law enforcement want the training

  • Policies on off-duty security work

  • Silver Alert


Domains of inclusion
DOMAINS OF INCLUSION:

Courts

Schools

Law

Enforcement/first responders

Residential

supports and services

COMMUNITY INCLUSION

Business/

Employment

Transportation

Hospitals


The framework
THE FRAMEWORK

INCLUSION REQUIRES THAT PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE…

SAFEDe-escalation, disengagement, training, specialized responses (CITs)

UNDERSTOODCommunication (verbal and non- verbal), active listening, family, care provider or community resource

INCLUDEDRelationship building through ride-alongs, school-based education, community policing


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