Disability Training for Police: Lessons from Special Olympics
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.