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Encounters with People with I/DD Training Course

In this free 4-hour interactive course, participants will gain an understanding of the characteristics of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and how this relates to encounters with officers.  They will also learn tactical steps to respond to an individual with I/DD in crisis to improve communication and increase safety for all parties involved.

The event is open to law enforcement, Service & Support Specialists, and Investigative Agents.

One instructor/course creator worked in a dual capacity between the sheriff’s department and a county board of DD for 9 years, bringing a real-world perspective from both sides to the course. You will not find another course like this one!

  • InstructorsDiane Dudziak, MS, Law Enforcement & Intellectual Developmental Disability Specialist, Joe Storad, OACB First Responder Liaison, and William Jones, LSW, OACB Director of Health, Safety and Wellness. 

Every participant must register online at Upon registration, OACB will send the course approval numbers for the Responding to Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities to participants.

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