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 Law Enforcement - First Responder

 Assessing the Use of Law Enforcement by Youth Residential Service Providers
Keywords: Maine, Youth, Residential Services

This report, released by Disability Rights Maine, analyzes why Maine’s youth with disabilities are disproportionately arrested, criminally charged, and incarcerated.  Additionally, it offers recommendations for reform. 

Autism Checklist for Law Enforcement/First Responders
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Checklist, Registry

This checklist was created by the Autism Society of Maine. It allows for important documentation of information related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) which can be of great assistance to law enforcement officers

Recommendations for Parents/Care-Givers Dealing with Police and Fire/Rescue/EMS
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Families/Family Members, Tips, Communication, Interaction

This webpage from the Autism Society of Maine provides tips and recommendations for parents and caregivers for when interacting with the police

Guide to Fire Safety for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement

This guide by the Autism Society of Maine provides tips for learning fire safety for individuals with autism

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Legal Professionals

 Assessing the Use of Law Enforcement by Youth Residential Service Providers
Keywords: Maine, Youth, Residential Services

This report, released by Disability Rights Maine, analyzes why Maine’s youth with disabilities are disproportionately arrested, criminally charged, and incarcerated.  Additionally, it offers recommendations for reform. 

Mandatory Reporting - Elderly/Disabled
Keywords: Victims, Victim advocates, Reporting, Legal, Abuse, Neglect

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

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Victim Advocates

 Assessing the Use of Law Enforcement by Youth Residential Service Providers
Keywords: Maine, Youth, Residential Services

This report, released by Disability Rights Maine, analyzes why Maine’s youth with disabilities are disproportionately arrested, criminally charged, and incarcerated.  Additionally, it offers recommendations for reform. 

Disability Rights Center
Keywords: Advocacy

The mission of the Disability Rights Center of Maine is "to enhance and promote the equality, self-determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of people with disabilities through education, strategic advocacy, and legal intervention."

Adult Protective Services - Guidelines for Facilities: In Cases of Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
Keywords: Sexual abuse, Abuse, Victims, Reporting, Contacts, Resources

This document provides guidelines for Adult Protective Services in how to recognize the sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult and how to respond effectively to the assault. It also includes a list of useful contacts and phone numbers for Maine residents.

Reportable Events: How and What to Report
Keywords: Reporting, PowerPoint, Abuse, Sexual abuse, Neglect

Created by the State of Maine Aging & Disability Services, this PowerPoint is about reporting crimes. It explains how reports are made, when a report should be made and what should be included in a report.

Sexual Violence Against Individuals with Disabilities
Keywords: Abuse, Victims, Sexual abuse, Contacts, Resources

This webpage provides information about sexual violence against individuals with disabilities and links to helpful resources

Mandatory Reporting - Elderly/Disabled
Keywords: Victims, Victim advocates, Reporting, Legal, Abuse, Neglect

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

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Disability Advocates

 Assessing the Use of Law Enforcement by Youth Residential Service Providers
Keywords: Maine, Youth, Residential Services

This report, released by Disability Rights Maine, analyzes why Maine’s youth with disabilities are disproportionately arrested, criminally charged, and incarcerated.  Additionally, it offers recommendations for reform. 

Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
Keywords: Community, Justice system

Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service offers "community Participation including recreation, transportation, criminal justice, and universal design assistive technology."

Recommendations for Parents/Care-Givers Dealing with Police and Fire/Rescue/EMS
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Families/Family Members, Tips, Communication, Interaction

This webpage from the Autism Society of Maine provides tips and recommendations for parents and caregivers for when interacting with the police

Developmental Disability Registration Program
Keywords: Families/Family Members, Police Officers/Law Enforcement, Registry

Intended for family members and caregivers to register individuals with developmental disabilities, "the registration form collects information about the tendencies and triggers of the individual and any other information of which caregiver thinks the police department should be aware"

Disability Rights Center
Keywords: Advocacy

The mission of the Disability Rights Center of Maine is "to enhance and promote the equality, self-determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of people with disabilities through education, strategic advocacy, and legal intervention."

Reportable Events: How and What to Report
Keywords: Reporting, PowerPoint, Abuse, Sexual abuse, Neglect

Created by the State of Maine Aging & Disability Services, this PowerPoint is about reporting crimes. It explains how reports are made, when a report should be made and what should be included in a report.

The Rights of Maine Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities
Keywords: Rights, Legal, Resources

This webpage by the State of Maine Aging & Disability Services lists the basic rights of citizens with intellectual disabilities

Sexual Violence Against Individuals with Disabilities
Keywords: Abuse, Victims, Sexual abuse, Contacts, Resources

This webpage provides information about sexual violence against individuals with disabilities and links to helpful resources

State and National Resources
Keywords: Resources, Contacts, Family/families

Created by the Maine Parent Foundation, this document contains a list of Maine resources for people with disabilities and their families

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Self-Advocates

 Assessing the Use of Law Enforcement by Youth Residential Service Providers
Keywords: Maine, Youth, Residential Services

This report, released by Disability Rights Maine, analyzes why Maine’s youth with disabilities are disproportionately arrested, criminally charged, and incarcerated.  Additionally, it offers recommendations for reform. 

Recommendations for Parents/Care-Givers Dealing with Police and Fire/Rescue/EMS
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Families/Family Members, Tips, Communication, Interaction

This webpage from the Autism Society of Maine provides tips and recommendations for parents and caregivers for when interacting with the police

Disability Rights Center
Keywords: Advocacy

The mission of the Disability Rights Center of Maine is "to enhance and promote the equality, self-determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of people with disabilities through education, strategic advocacy, and legal intervention."

The Rights of Maine Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities
Keywords: Rights, Legal, Resources

This webpage by the State of Maine Aging & Disability Services lists the basic rights of citizens with intellectual disabilities

State and National Resources
Keywords: Resources, Contacts, Family/families

Created by the Maine Parent Foundation, this document contains a list of Maine resources for people with disabilities and their families

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