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ADEPT Forensic Interview Protocol for People with Expressive Communication Disabilities

The ADEPT Forensic Interview Protocol for People with Expressive Communication Disabilities training is designed for active forensic interviewers who already have a basic forensic interview training and have successfully completed the ADEPT Disability Forensic Interview Protocol training. This training covers forensic interviewing skills specifically for interviewing people with expressive communication disabilities, with considerations for disability, expressive language, accommodations, accessibility, trauma, cultural background, disability culture and its intersections, abuse dynamics, forensic science, alternative pathways to justice for the disability community and disability history.  

Curriculum topic areas include definitions and types of expressive communication disabilities, accessibility and accommodations, cultural competency and humility, forensic interview pre-considerations and the implementation of the forensic interview protocol for people with expressive communication disabilities.   
Participants learn through direct instruction using case samples, video and pictorial examples, small group activities, large group discussions, and a graded individual practicum. 

Maximum Number of Attendees: 24


All participants must be actively in the field of investigations, forensic interviewing or law enforcement, and must be able to provide proof that they have completed a basic forensic interview training and the ADEPT Disability Forensic Interview Protocol training. There is a practicum component.


Cost for this training is $300 per person. This fee can be paid via PayPal or can be invoiced to your agency. Please email if you need an invoice. 


These trainings are held online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern each day.

Conflict of Interest Statement

This training is for establishing and implementing a protocol that is legally defensible to assist in the prosecution of crimes against people with disabilities. It is not meant for professionals who may be hired as a third party to investigate or advise a private company or other organization on the prevention or uncovering of potential liability, which would be considered a conflict of interest. In keeping with its mission to protect crime victims with disabilities, the AACs reserve the right to reject such applicants.


The AACs reserves the right to reject any applicant who does not align with our programmatic goals.


There are no upcoming dates.