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MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Panel Discussion on Promoting Positive Interactions with Law Enforcement in the Autism Community.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

WHAT:

The Montgomery County Police Autism/IDD Unit and Pathfinders for Autism Panel Discussion: Promoting Positive Interactions with Law Enforcement in the Autism Community

WHEN:

October 26th 6:30- 8:30 PM

WHERE:

Virtual via Zoom (registration information below)

SPEAKERS:

Rob Long, Pathfinders for Autism Board member (Moderator)

Officer Laurie Reyes, Montgomery County Police Autism/IDD, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Outreach Unit

Officer Alex Barbour, Baltimore County Police School Resource Officer

Private First Class Herman Hodges, Montgomery County Park Police, Autism Advocate

Deputy First Class Janelle Myers, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Autism Mom

Tom Whalen, Self-Advocate, Member of Pathfinders for Autism Self-Advocates Advisory Committee

BACKGROUND:

The Montgomery County Police Autism/IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Outreach Unit, in partnership with Pathfinders for Autism, will be presenting a panel discussion on ways to promote positive interactions with law enforcement in the Autism community.

The Montgomery County Autism/IDD Unit, since its inception in 2005, has been providing a layered approach to general safety and awareness through education, outreach, empowerment, and response.

This webinar is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

For more information about the discussion as well as the link to register, please visit: https://pathfindersforautism.org/interacting-with-police-webinar/

For more information about the MCPD Autism/IDD Outreach unit please visit our website: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/AIDD



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Release ID: 20-414
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: community-event