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Law Enforcement - First Responder

Autism Awareness Training
Keywords: First responders, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

This webpage provides information for firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, police officers and other first responders in completing the Prevent Educate autism awareness training.

Criminal Justice and Persons with Cognitive Disabilities
Keywords: PowerPoint, First responders, Communication, Identification

This PowerPoint presentation is intended to help criminal justice professionals identify individuals with disabilities and improve communication

Juvenile Justice and Special Education
Keywords: Juvenile, PowerPoint

This PowerPoint presentation is about how "properly navigating the juvenile justice and special education systems can benefit children with disabilities through increased school success and better disposition in juvenile court."

Law Enforcement and Citizens with Special Needs
Keywords: PowerPoint, Police officers, Law enforcement, First responders, Communication, Identification

This PowerPoint presentation was created to help law enforcement officers learn the skills needed to be able to identify and effectively communicate with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Schedule First Responders Training
Keywords: First responders, Training, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Created by the Autism Services and Resources of Connecticut, "this one session overview will give first responders basic insight into ASD and how it may impact their interactions with persons with ASD. With this knowledge and training, emergency personnel will be better equipped to help keep persons with ASD safe and to protect everyone during emergency situations."

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Legal Professionals

Criminal Justice and Persons with Cognitive Disabilities
Keywords: PowerPoint, First responders, Communication, Identification

This PowerPoint presentation is intended to help criminal justice professionals identify individuals with disabilities and improve communication

Mandatory Reporting - Elderly/Disabled
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Reporting

This webpage lists the mandatory reporting laws in the state of Connecticut

Probate Court User Guide: Persons with Intellectual Disability
Keywords: Court, Legal, Rights

This document "explains the basic aspects of body of laws with respect to guardianship, sterilization, and involuntary placement of persons with intellectual disability. It is not a complete review of the subject, but a guide to help those with commonly asked questions."

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Victim Advocates

Mandatory Reporting - Elderly/Disabled
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Reporting

This webpage lists the mandatory reporting laws in the state of Connecticut

The Arc Connecticut
Keywords: Advocacy

"The Arc Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities."

Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities is to promote the full inclusion of all people with disabilities in community life."

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Disability Advocates

Probate Court User Guide: Persons with Intellectual Disability
Keywords: Court, Legal, Rights

This document "explains the basic aspects of body of laws with respect to guardianship, sterilization, and involuntary placement of persons with intellectual disability. It is not a complete review of the subject, but a guide to help those with commonly asked questions."

The Arc Connecticut
Keywords: Advocacy

"The Arc Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities."

Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities is to promote the full inclusion of all people with disabilities in community life."

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Self-Advocates

Probate Court User Guide: Persons with Intellectual Disability
Keywords: Court, Legal, Rights

This document "explains the basic aspects of body of laws with respect to guardianship, sterilization, and involuntary placement of persons with intellectual disability. It is not a complete review of the subject, but a guide to help those with commonly asked questions."

The Arc Connecticut
Keywords: Advocacy

"The Arc Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities."

Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities is to promote the full inclusion of all people with disabilities in community life."

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