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Texas Driving with Autism Initiative
The Driving with Autism initiative is a first-of-its-kind program out of Texas that is improving the interaction between law enforcement and drivers diagnosed with a communication challenge. Join Jennifer Allen, Executive Director of Aspergers101 and the force behind the initiative as she and the leaders of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety (Jeremiah Kuntz and Skylor Hearn) share the components of the program in a one-hour webinar. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to replicate the initiative in your state!

Brought to you as part of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities’ ongoing accessibility and policy webinar series, we will explore the three components of the Driving with Autism initiative:
1) Including “Communication Impediment” on a state driver’s license and ID—what does it mean, what constitutes a communication impediment, and how do you market this message statewide?
2) Texas Law Enforcement Training—what type of training on understanding drivers with a communication challenge is now available in the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) curriculum? What has been the reception to the training so far?
3) SB 976: The Samuel Allen Law—Texas drivers now have an option to place “communication impediment” in the Texas Law Enforcement Communication System (TLETS), which will alert officers prior to approaching the vehicle during a traffic stop. What does this mean for both officers and drivers?

There will be Q and A following the presentation.

Join us for this informative session and learn how to replicate this program in your state.

Registration Limitations and Expectations:
• You must register and attend to receive a certificate of attendance.
• If you are watching the session as a class, email gcpd@gov.texas.gov to obtain a sign in sheet needed to validate your attendance. You are still required to register individually for each session.

Nov 21, 2019 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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