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Developing Positive Interactions for People with Developmental Disabilities and First Responders, Police, and the Justice System: A Guide for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Loved Ones (Updated November 2020) (The Arc of Northern Virginia)

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The Arc of Northern Virginia is dedicated to ensuring that the human and civil rights of people with developmental disabilities are protected. They have known and worked with thousands of families, in their more than 50 year history, who have taught them so much.

The Arc of Northern Virginia has seen an increase in calls and concerns from family about interactions of people with developmental disabilities (DD), including intellectual disabilities, and emergency services and the courts, we knew we wanted to take action to help. Core services of The Arc of Northern Virginia are the provision of free information and referrals as well as advocacy. This guide is meant to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their loved ones by doing what we do best—providing free, actionable information and helping people with developmental disabilities and their families advocate for themselves and others.  

This guide provides resources available in Northern Virginia, but also contains information that could be helpful to people who live in other counties in Virginia.

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ADD/ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Challenging Behavior Collaboration Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Emotional Disability Hearing Impairment Intellectual Disability Learning Disability Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Professional Resources Safety Speech/Language Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment