Friday 6th July, 2012
8:30am to 10:00am
Many children with disabilities, including deaf or hard of hearing, were abused, neglected or not raised in a culturally affirmative, therapeutically supportive environment before moving on to the real world. Often, this, in turn, leads to their placement in jails due to maladaptive behaviors. While incarcerated, they are denied equal treatment. Lack of education on how to treat deaf and hard of hearing inmates’ disability and mental illnesses is one of the barriers. Problems arise between the criminal justice system and the accused criminals, like not being able to communicate clearly to professionals.
Track: Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy
RID CEU: .15
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