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Law Enforcement - First Responder

Area Resources
Keywords: First Responders, Crisis Intervention Teams (CITs)

This webpage, created by the Virginia Crisis Intervention Team Coalition, provides downloadable resources for Crisis Intervention Teams.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations References and Websites
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Safety, Resources

This document contains a list of references, resources and websites pertaining to Autism Spectrum Disorders and safety.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations: Guidance for Families, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Family/Families, Parents, Safety

This presentation, created by the Virginia Public Safety Workgroup, contains information for families, caregivers and self-advocates about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and public safety.

Public Safety Training
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Training, Law enforcement, Safety

This webpage by Commonwealth Autism discusses and provides autism awareness training to law enforcement

South Central Virginia Crisis Intervention Team
Keywords: Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT), Training, First Responders

Created by South Central Virginia Crisis Intervention Team, this document discusses the goals, training and benefits of Crisis Intervention Teams

HNNCSB Crisis Intervention Training Video
Keywords: Crisis intervention teams (CITs), Training, First responders

"This video highlights the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) provided to law enforcement by the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board."

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Legal Professionals

The Insanity Defense & the NGRI Finding
Keywords: legal, courts, offender, defendant

This guide reviews the definition of insanity in Virginia as well as relevant statutes and provides a good overview of the subject for practitioners in Virginia and elsewhere. Includes a variety of statistics on the insanity defense.

Operation Autism: Miranda Rights
Keywords: Miranda Rights, parents, legal, family/families, juvenile, children

This webpage, created by Operation Autism, is meant to detail to parents the importance of teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) how to effectively interact with law enforcement and avoid being falsely incriminated

Public Safety Training
Keywords: Miranda Rights, parents, legal, family/families, juvenile, children

This webpage by Commonwealth Autism discusses and provides autism awareness training to law enforcement

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Victim Advocates

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations References and Websites
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Safety, Resources

This document contains a list of references, resources and websites pertaining to Autism Spectrum Disorders and safety.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations: Guidance for Families, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Family/Families, Parents, Safety

This presentation, created by the Virginia Public Safety Workgroup, contains information for families, caregivers and self-advocates about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and public safety.

 Developing Positive Interactions for People with Developmental Disabilities and First Responders, Police, and the Justice System: A Guide for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Loved Ones
Keywords:  Special Education; Attorney; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Housing; Waivers; First Responders; Police; Law Enforcement 

This guide provides free, actionable information for those with developmental disabilities and their families. Topics covered include sex offender issues, special education, hiring an attorney, guardianship and alternatives; housing and other core support services.

Resources for Independent Living, Inc. Staff Training Curriculum: Sexual Violence Intervention
Keywords: Sexual abuse, victims, victim advocates, curriculum

"This curriculum has been developed to assist staff members from Resources for Independent Living, Inc., in Richmond, Virginia, in providing assistance and resources to people with disabilities who have experienced sexual violence. Included within this curriculum is information pertaining to the different types of sexual violence, the effects, the medical needs of victims, and intervention approaches to use with persons who have experienced sexual violence. The curriculum centers around the needs of and support for victims of sexual violence rather than providing information pertaining to perpetrators of sexual violence."

The Arc of Virginia
Keywords: The Arc, Advocacy

The Arc of Virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia (“dLCV”) is to advocate for and protect the legal rights of persons with disabilities. We work to fulfill this mission through education, training, and the promotion of self-advocacy skills for people with disabilities through information and referral services. We also provide direct advocacy services in particular cases that fall within our Strategic Goals and Focus Areas."

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Disability Advocates

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations References and Websites
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Safety, Resources

This document contains a list of references, resources and websites pertaining to Autism Spectrum Disorders and safety.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations: Guidance for Families, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Family/Families, Parents, Safety

This presentation, created by the Virginia Public Safety Workgroup, contains information for families, caregivers and self-advocates about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and public safety.

 Developing Positive Interactions for People with Developmental Disabilities and First Responders, Police, and the Justice System: A Guide for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Loved Ones
Keywords:  Special Education; Attorney; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Housing; Waivers; First Responders; Police; Law Enforcement 

This guide provides free, actionable information for those with developmental disabilities and their families. Topics covered include sex offender issues, special education, hiring an attorney, guardianship and alternatives; housing and other core support services.

Frequently Called Numbers Guide for People with Disabilities
Keywords: Abuse, Neglect, Legal, Resources, Self-advocates

Compiled by Disability Services Planning and Development, this document lists important numbers for individuals with I/DD. Includes listings for abuse, neglect and exploitation, legal services, as well as many other sources

Operation Autism: Miranda Rights
Keywords: Miranda Rights, parents, legal, family/families, juvenile, children

This webpage, created by Operation Autism, is meant to detail to parents the importance of teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) how to effectively interact with law enforcement and avoid being falsely incriminated

Sex Offender Treatment Services for Intellectual Disability
Keywords: Sexual Offenders, Offenders

"Harbor Point’s Sex Offender Program for intellectual disability diagnoses provides intensive, residential treatment to sexually abusive adolescent males diagnosed with intellectual disability and psychiatric illnesses/disorders."

The Arc of Virginia
Keywords: The Arc, Advocacy

The Arc of Virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia (“dLCV”) is to advocate for and protect the legal rights of persons with disabilities. We work to fulfill this mission through education, training, and the promotion of self-advocacy skills for people with disabilities through information and referral services. We also provide direct advocacy services in particular cases that fall within our Strategic Goals and Focus Areas."

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Self-Advocates

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations References and Websites
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Safety, Resources

This document contains a list of references, resources and websites pertaining to Autism Spectrum Disorders and safety.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations: Guidance for Families, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Family/Families, Parents, Safety

This presentation, created by the Virginia Public Safety Workgroup, contains information for families, caregivers and self-advocates about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and public safety.

Developing Positive Interactions for People with Developmental Disabilities and First Responders, Police, and the Justice System: A Guide for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Loved Ones
Keywords:  Special Education; Attorney; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Housing; Waivers; First Responders; Police; Law Enforcement 

This guide provides free, actionable information for those with developmental disabilities and their families. Topics covered include sex offender issues, special education, hiring an attorney, guardianship and alternatives; housing and other core support services. 

Frequently Called Numbers Guide for People with Disabilities
Keywords: Abuse, Neglect, Legal, Resources, Self-advocates

Compiled by Disability Services Planning and Development, this document lists important numbers for individuals with I/DD. Includes listings for abuse, neglect and exploitation, legal services, as well as many other sources

Operation Autism: Miranda Rights
Keywords: Miranda Rights, parents, legal, family/families, juvenile, children

This webpage, created by Operation Autism, is meant to detail to parents the importance of teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) how to effectively interact with law enforcement and avoid being falsely incriminated

The Arc of Virginia
Keywords: The Arc, Advocacy

The Arc of Virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia (“dLCV”) is to advocate for and protect the legal rights of persons with disabilities. We work to fulfill this mission through education, training, and the promotion of self-advocacy skills for people with disabilities through information and referral services. We also provide direct advocacy services in particular cases that fall within our Strategic Goals and Focus Areas."

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