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Law Enforcement - First Responder

ASERT Collaborative
Key words: Autism, Training, Law Enforcement, Justice System Professionals

An agency within Pennsylvania's Bureau of Autism Services, Department of Human Services, ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training) Collaborative is a statewide network offering timely information and resources pertaining to training and initiatives along with strategies for safer outcomes for every Pennsylvanian family and criminal justice professional. This organization connects existing resources and pockets of expertise, as well as addresses the regional gaps in effective services and supports.

Autism 101 for EMS
Keywords: EMT/EMS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Communication, First responders

SPEAK Unlimited Inc. provides information for EMS about Autism Spectrum Disorder, including behavioral characteristics and tips for effective communication

Autism 101 for Fire Rescue
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Traits/characteristics, Communication, First responders

SPEAK Unlimited Inc. provides information for EMS about Autism Spectrum Disorder, including behavioral characteristics and tips for effective communication

Autism 101 for Police Officers
Keywords: Police Officers/Law Enforcement, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Traits/characteristics, Communication, First responders

SPEAK Unlimited Inc. provides information for Police Officers about Autism Spectrum Disorder

Managing and Treating Justice-Involved Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Pennsylvania
The particular focus of Managing and Treating is the identification of “best practices,” as well as areas in which best practices have yet to be developed or implemented. It focuses on different points of justice-system involvement to highlight specific issues within the continuum of justice processing for persons with intellectual disabilities in Pennsylvania.

Police Officer Information: Recognizing Persons with Autism
Keywords: Police officers/Law enforcement, Tips, First Responders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Created by the Autism Society of Greater Philadelphia, this webpage provides tips for police officers in identify individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Crisis Intervention Specialist Police School
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Crisis intervention teams (CITs), First responders

"The Montgomery County Emergency Service (MCES) provides a three-day Crisis Intervention Specialist (CIS) School for law enforcement and criminal justice personnel. The CIS School is designed to train law enforcement and criminal justice personnel in dealing with mental health consumers in crisis" This guide is an overview of what MCES teaches to law enforcement and criminal justice personnel".

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Legal Professionals

Managing and Treating Justice-Involved Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Pennsylvania
The particular focus of Managing and Treating is the identification of “best practices,” as well as areas in which best practices have yet to be developed or implemented. It focuses on different points of justice-system involvement to highlight specific issues within the continuum of justice processing for persons with intellectual disabilities in Pennsylvania.

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 The Quality of Life (QOL) Curriculum: Building Healthy Selves, Forming Healthy Relationships
Key words: Relationships; Sexuality; Self-esteem; Families; Puberty 

Created by Michelle Garcia Psy.D., and Brandon Delgado, M.A. and made possible by the Arc of Blair County (PA), this curriculum is designed to teach and strengthen  abilities ranging from practicing appropriate social skills and building relationships to understanding changes during puberty and expressing sexuality. 

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Victim Advocates

The Arc of Pennsylvania
Keywords: The Arc, Disability Advocates, Self Advocates

"The Arc of Pennsylvania focuses on systems advocacy and governmental affairs, demonstrating leadership and guidance among all disability organizations in Pennsylvania"

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN)
Keywords: Disability Advocates

"The mission of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities."

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 The Quality of Life (QOL) Curriculum: Building Healthy Selves, Forming Healthy Relationships
Key words: Relationships; Sexuality; Self-esteem; Families; Puberty 

Created by Michelle Garcia Psy.D., and Brandon Delgado, M.A. and made possible by the Arc of Blair County (PA), this curriculum is designed to teach and strengthen  abilities ranging from practicing appropriate social skills and building relationships to understanding changes during puberty and expressing sexuality. 

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Disability Advocates

A Road Map to Treatment and Community Safety: Developing Best Practices Treatment for People who have Intellectual Disabilities and Offending or Problematic Sexual Behavior
Keywords: Sexual offenders, Offenders

This manual, created by Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs, "provides information on ethics, sexuality, Pennsylvania statutes, risk assessment, treatment, supervision, treatment teams, as well as training and support for staff."

Law Enforcement 101 for Parents
Keywords: Police Officers/Law Enforcement, Families/Family members, First responders, Tips, Children, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Parents

SPEAK Unlimited Inc. provides tips for parents for having positive relations and interactions with the police

Navigating the Juvenile Justice System in Pennsylvania: A Guide for Parents and Guardians
Keywords: Parents, Family/Families, Juvenile, Juvenile Justice, Children, Justice System, Legal

"The purpose of this guide is to help parents and guardians better understand the juvenile justice process. This guide walks parents and guardians through each stage of the process and points out the places where a parent’s input is especially important."

The Arc of Pennsylvania
Keywords: The Arc, Disability Advocates, Self Advocates

"The Arc of Pennsylvania focuses on systems advocacy and governmental affairs, demonstrating leadership and guidance among all disability organizations in Pennsylvania"

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN)
Keywords: Disability Advocates

"The mission of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities."

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 The Quality of Life (QOL) Curriculum: Building Healthy Selves, Forming Healthy Relationships
Key words: Relationships; Sexuality; Self-esteem; Families; Puberty 

Created by Michelle Garcia Psy.D., and Brandon Delgado, M.A. and made possible by the Arc of Blair County (PA), this curriculum is designed to teach and strengthen  abilities ranging from practicing appropriate social skills and building relationships to understanding changes during puberty and expressing sexuality. 

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Self-Advocates

The Arc of Pennsylvania
Keywords: The Arc, Disability Advocates, Self Advocates

"The Arc of Pennsylvania focuses on systems advocacy and governmental affairs, demonstrating leadership and guidance among all disability organizations in Pennsylvania"

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN)
Keywords: Disability Advocates

"The mission of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities."

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 The Quality of Life (QOL) Curriculum: Building Healthy Selves, Forming Healthy Relationships
Key words: Relationships; Sexuality; Self-esteem; Families; Puberty 

Created by Michelle Garcia Psy.D., and Brandon Delgado, M.A. and made possible by the Arc of Blair County (PA), this curriculum is designed to teach and strengthen  abilities ranging from practicing appropriate social skills and building relationships to understanding changes during puberty and expressing sexuality. 

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