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New Partnership Formed to Prepare People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for Training Law Enforcement Personnel

Posted about 2 years ago by Kristine Mauldin

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute
(MCDD) has entered into an agreement with the Maryland Department of
Disabilities to work with community partners in preparing and supporting people
with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to educate law
enforcement personnel on ways to safely interact with citizens who may have
disabilities. The MCDD is partnering with three leading disability advocacy
groups People On the Go of Maryland, Pathfinders for Autism, and The Arc Maryland.
As a result of the one-year project, 15 people with I/DD from around the state
will become active participants alongside law enforcement trainers to educate
both in-service and entry-level law enforcement personnel on appropriate and
effective means of communicating and interacting with people with I/DD.  Click the link below to read more:

https://www.kennedykrieger.org/community/maryland-center-developmental-disabilities/mcdd-maryland-department-disabilities-partnership