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Law Enforcement - First Responder

Autism Alliance of Michigan's Michigan Autism Safety Training
Keywords: Training, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Police/Law Enforcement, First Responders, EMS/EMT

The goal of MAST is to educate the community at large and the individuals that live and work within our communities in better understanding and recognizing the characteristics of autism; how to communicate and interact with individuals with autism; provide communication techniques to interact with individuals with autism; reduce bullying behaviors and aid those being bullied; and provide supports and strategies that increase the likelihood of positive outcomes in situations involving persons with autism.

Autism Awareness Training for Michigan Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, Police Officers and other First Responders
Keywords: Training, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), First Responders, EMS/EMT

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

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Legal Professionals

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

This webpage lists the mandatory reporting laws in the state of Michigan.

Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy
Keywords: Courts, Justice System

Washtenaw ACA assists individuals with disabilities to obtains accommodations they may need to navigate the criminal court systems.

Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan: Elder Justice and At-Risk Adults
Keywords: Law enforcement, Training, Prosecutors, Abuse, Neglect

This guide is intended "to provide training and technical assistance for prosecutors, law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, and all other partners in the coordinated response against elder and vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation."

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Victim Advocates

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

This webpage lists the mandatory reporting laws in the state of Michigan.

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.
Keywords: Advocacy

MPAS services include information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.

The Arc Michigan
Keywords: Advocacy

The mission of The Arc Michigan is to ensure that people with Developmental Disabilities are valued in order that they and their families can participate fully in and contribute to their community.

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Disability Advocates

Equal Justice: Self-Advocacy Workbook
Keywords: Rights, Legal

This self advocacy workbook discusses "the stages of the criminal justice process and seeks to equip each person with necessary tools to stay out of or successfully negotiate through the criminal justice system and how to advocate for legal rights."

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.
Keywords: Advocacy

MPAS services include information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.

The Arc Michigan
Keywords: Advocacy

The mission of The Arc Michigan is to ensure that people with Developmental Disabilities are valued in order that they and their families can participate fully in and contribute to their community.

Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy
Keywords: Courts, Justice System

Washtenaw ACA assists individuals with disabilities to obtains accommodations they may need to navigate the criminal court systems.

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Self-Advocates

Equal Justice: Self-Advocacy Workbook
Keywords: Rights, Legal

This self advocacy workbook discusses "the stages of the criminal justice process and seeks to equip each person with necessary tools to stay out of or successfully negotiate through the criminal justice system and how to advocate for legal rights."

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.
Keywords: Advocacy

MPAS services include information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.

The Arc Michigan
Keywords: Advocacy

The mission of The Arc Michigan is to ensure that people with Developmental Disabilities are valued in order that they and their families can participate fully in and contribute to their community.

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