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Law Enforcement - First Responder

Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities Prison Project (AVID Prison Project)
Keywords: Prison, Inmates

This website is a conglomeration of blogs written by inmates with disabilities.

In My Jurisdiction: Responding to Crimes Against People with Disabilities, Deaf Individuals, and Older Adults
Keywords: First responders, Law enforcement, Curriculum

"This curriculum provides resources and tools for law enforcement officers to respond to and investigate family violence and sexual assault crimes against these three populations"

Take Me Home Registry
Keywords: Safety, Registry

"The Take Me Home program is a free service available for all residents of McLennan County, for adults and children who may have difficulty communicating due to a developmental or cognitive disability." This form can be filled out and be placed in a database where police officers can easily find important information about the individual."

Texas Autism Research & Resource Center: Law Enforcement Resources
Keywords: Police officers/law enforcement, First responders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Safety

These resources, compiled by the Texas Autism & Research Center, are intended for educating law enforcement officers about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The Arc of the Capital Area: Juvenile Justice Service Program (JJS)
Keywords: Juveniles, Children, Juvenile Justice, Legal

"Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) works directly with the local education system to provide case management, advocacy and support to juveniles who are diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability ages 11-17 who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system."

Tips for First Responders and Texas Resources for Service and Supports
Keywords: Tips, First responders, Police officers/law enforcement

"This guide provides tips and information about a variety of different kinds of disabilities for police officers"

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Legal Professionals

A Handbook for Attorneys Practicing in Texas
Keywords: Attorneys/lawyers, Legal, Justice System

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A Handbook for Attorneys Who Represent Juveniles in Texas
Keywords: Attorneys/lawyers, Legal, Juvenile justice, Juveniles, Children, Justice system

"This handbook is part of Texas Appleseed’s ongoing effort to improve legal representation for criminal defendants who have mental retardation."

Individuals with FASD and the Criminal Justice System
Keywords: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Justice system

This document, written by William J. Edwards, describes how and why an individual with FASD may become involved in the criminal justice system

Judicial Options: When Clients are Incompetent to Stand Trial
Keywords: Competency to stand trial, Legal, Attorneys/lawyers

This guide by Texas Appleseed provides judicial options for when an individual with I/DD is deemed incompetent to stand trial

The Arc of the Capital Area: Juvenile Justice Service Program (JJS)
Keywords: Juveniles, children, Juvenile Justice, legal

"Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) works directly with the local education system to provide case management, advocacy and support to juveniles who are diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability ages 11-17 who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system."

Disability Rights Texas
Keywords: Advocacy

"Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society."

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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

All Walks of Life
Keywords: Safety, Tips

This website, created by All Walks of Life, provides safety and protection tips for people with I/DD

Crime Victims with Disabilities Information Links
Keywords: Resources, Disability advocates, Victim advocates, Victims

This webpage by the Texas Center for Disability Studies provides links to different sources that assist crime victims with disabilities

Texas Parent to Parent: Resource Directory - Information on Legal Resources
Keywords: Parents, Advocacy, Family/families, Legal

This webpage by Texas Parent to Parent provides links and resources for legal assistance

Violence Against Women with Disabilities
Keywords: Victim advocates, Women, Abuse

"This webpage provides factsheets, risk factors and many other links related to violence against women with disabilities."

Disability Rights Texas
Keywords: Advocacy

"Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society."

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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

All Walks of Life
Keywords: Safety, Tips

This website, created by All Walks of Life, provides safety and protection tips for people with I/DD

Judicial Options: When Clients are Incompetent to Stand Trial
Keywords: Competency to stand trial, Legal, Attorneys/lawyers

This guide by Texas Appleseed provides judicial options for when an individual with I/DD is deemed incompetent to stand trial

Take Me Home Registry
Keywords: Safety, Registry

"The Take Me Home program is a free service available for all residents of McLennan County, for adults and children who may have difficulty communicating due to a developmental or cognitive disability." This form can be filled out and be placed in a database where police officers can easily find important information about the individual."

Texas Parent to Parent: Resource Directory - Information on Legal Resources
Keywords: Parents, Advocacy, Family/families, Legal

This webpage by Texas Parent to Parent provides links and resources for legal assistance

The Arc of the Capital Area: Juvenile Justice Service Program (JJS)
Keywords: Juveniles, Children, Juvenile Justice, Legal

"Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) works directly with the local education system to provide case management, advocacy and support to juveniles who are diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability ages 11-17 who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system."

Disability Rights Texas
Keywords: Advocacy

"Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society."

The Arc of Texas
Keywords: The Arc, Advocacy

“The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner.

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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

All Walks of Life
Keywords: Safety, Tips

This website, created by All Walks of Life, provides safety and protection tips for people with I/DD

Texas Parent to Parent: Resource Directory - Information on Legal Resources
Keywords: Parents, Advocacy, Family/families, Legal

This webpage by Texas Parent to Parent provides links and resources for legal assistance

Violence Against Women with Disabilities
Keywords: Victim advocates, Women, Abuse

"This webpage provides factsheets, risk factors and many other links related to violence against women with disabilities."

Disability Rights Texas
Keywords: Advocacy

"Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society."

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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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