The Inverness-based Interaction Advisory Group LLC strives to lead efforts to improve interactions with law enforcement and other first responders. It recently announced a collaboration with The Exceptional Foundation to host training sessions at its Homewood premises.
Both groups believe that meaningful inclusion and acceptance of all people with special needs is an integral part of the future. Their collective goal is to improve interactions between people with special needs and society at large through personalized special needs awareness and training.
“IAG is very excited about this collaboration and is very grateful to The Exceptional Foundation for supporting IAG’s mission,” said Dustin Chandler, co-founder and president of IAG. “It allows us to reach more families and help them prepare for emergencies, like a wandering event, or just meeting the police.
The collaboration with The Exceptional Foundation will allow IAG to have a centralized training center for the training of first responders, specially designed for first responders, government officials, private sector workers, including teachers and professionals of the reception, caregivers, self-advocates and community members.
It will include a combination of scenarios and real-world demonstrations that will allow speakers to place their learning in the proper context of their daily profession.
As part of the training, the AGI will help participants develop “security action plans” and provide guidance on achieving safe interactions with law enforcement.
IAG was co-founded by Chandler, a special needs advocate and resident of Inverness, and Kirchner Group, a boutique company that has been helping businesses create value while promoting values since 1985.
The Exceptional Foundation works to improve the quality of life of people of all ages with intellectual disabilities. It offers social and recreational activities designed to promote healthy lifestyles, support social relationships, improve functional skills and foster community participation.
“The Exceptional Foundation believes that the work done by Interaction Advisory Group is absolutely essential,” said Robbie Lee, director of public relations for The Exceptional Foundation. “We are thrilled with this partnership and are delighted to help share the compelling message of AGI not only with our participants and their caregivers, but also with first responders and the community at large. The training offered by IAG makes our community a more inclusive and understanding place, and we are thrilled to be a part of it. “
The first community development training event will take place on December 2 at 5:30 pm Any community member or first responder interested in the training can email [email protected] to find out more.
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