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An Accessibility and Accommodation Training for Law Enforcement

Presented By

The Adult Advocacy Centers (AACs) and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere (DWAVE)

Overview

The Law Enforcement Guide to Accessibility and Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities is a one-day training designed by the AACs for use by law enforcement agencies when working with adults with disabilities. The training is founded on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) best practices regarding accessibility, accommodations, trauma, victimization, and the intersectionality of individuals’ lives. The curriculum is designed to support and enhance law enforcement’s response to individuals with disabilities. We will explore real-life examples of how law enforcement can provide accommodations to this population while still performing their required duties. Finally, we will provide and discuss specific tools and strategies that can be used to support individuals with disabilities while interacting with law enforcement. Curriculum topic areas include the ADA definition of a disability, ADA requirements related to law enforcement, strategies, tools for providing appropriate accommodations, and techniques for providing accessible services. Presenters will include individuals with lived experience on specific these topics and will provide the opportunity to have discussions with participants on particular questions and ideas surrounding these topics. Participants will learn through lectures, video examples, case scenarios and participating in activities throughout the training.

Pre-Requisites 

This training is intended for law enforcement professionals, early-career through seasoned, who are interested in improving and enhancing their understanding and awareness surrounding accommodations and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. This training will include instruction on specific accommodations types, the ADA, how to make services accessible, and answering participants' questions about interacting with people with disabilities. The interaction portion of the training will allow law enforcement professionals to work through their policies, procedures, and practices to assist people with disabilities in the community. Tools and strategies will be discussed, along with suggestions for improved interactions when working with individuals with disabilities.

Max Number of Attendees: 25

Registration

To bring this training to your group, contact us at training@adultadvocacycenters.org.

 

 

Dates

There are no upcoming dates.