June 9, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Using Self-Advocate Educators with Disabilities for Training Law Enforcement and Emergency Service Providers
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network that provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). In Session 1 of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center's "Contemporary Issues in Disability and Criminal Justice" series, a panel of experts and self-advocate educators with disabilities will discuss a research-based training model called Leading Forward for law enforcement and emergency medical service providers. Through this model, self-advocate educators (SAEs) are trained in how to teach firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS) providers, and law enforcement officials about the range of characteristics of people with ID/DD and how their behaviors and communication abilities may vary from the non-disabled population in crises or emergency situations.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/contemporary-issues-disability-and-criminal-justice-using-self-advocate-educators