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Training & Resources for dealing with Special Needs Persons

8/15/2018 3:37:00 PM

Officers should be aware of the "Basics" if they want to be more effective in situations involving "Special Needs" persons 

During these calls for service, officers will often encounter guardians who will need officers to understand what the guardian is living day-to-day and how the Special Needs person will likely react to the officers presence.

The guardians are often searching for ways to help their special needs young adult live independently.

There are several training videos for officers located under the "resources" tab on the

Autism & Law Enforcement - Video training & Resources  page. 

Resources for the guardians of special needs person can also be found on the page. One of the resources is the WonderMoms website, which contains an extensive listing of helpful resources for parents of children with special needs such as Autism, Deafness & Hearing Impairment, Down Syndrome, Language and Speech Delays, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Special Education, Traumatic Brain Injury


Here are some resources you can refer a guardian to for assistance:

Renters Rights for People with Disabilities 

Managing Your Child's Transition to Adulthood 

Guide to Remodeling a Home for Adults with Special Needs 

Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City? 

Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs 

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