10 Facts Law Enforcement Needs to Know When Serving & Protecting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)
The Arc, 2015
The Arc is a national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. They encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities. The Arc works with its federation of state and local chapters to create an impressive network of human service agencies ensuring they have the strongest civil rights advocates promoting and protecting their needs at all levels. This publication outlines ten facts law enforcement officers need to know when serving and protecting people with I/DD.