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WEBINAR: Special Conversation with Special Olympics about Violence, Police Training and People with Disabilities

Disability Training for Police: Lessons from Special Olympics

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Timothy Shriver


Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics
Patti Saylor, self advocate and mother of Ethan Saylor
Angela Ciccolo, Chief Legal Officer (CLO), Special Olympics

RespectAbility is delighted to present this webinar talking about Special Olympics’s significant work with police on how to interact with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. After the death of Frederick County, Maryland resident Ethan Saylor, an individual with Down syndrome, the Commission was asked to develop recommendations about the types of training standards that Maryland should adopt to educate law enforcement officers who interact with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and the best approaches to ensure that people with I/DD are safe, understood and included in the community.

The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 5.3 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in nearly 170 countries.

Free live captioning provided.


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