MD Commission on Inclusion

A timeline of the Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities

2013-07-19 00:00:00

Ethan’s sister, Emma Saylor, creates Change.org petition

Justice For Ethan: Governor Martin O'Malley, We need an independent investigation and training for police.

2013-08-28 00:00:00

Petition reaches 300,000 SUPPORTERS

When you’re signing, you’re asked “Why is this important to you.”

2013-09-08 00:00:00

Saylor family delivers 340,000 signatures to Governor O’Malley

“The love I have for Ethan, what I owe him, is what gives me the strength to be here today,” she said, before her family and supporters delivered 340,000 signatures to Gov. Martin O'Malley.

2013-09-17 00:00:00

Governor O’Malley Forms Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities

“I applaud Governor O’Malley’s decision to form this committee,” said Dr. Shriver.

2013-10-02 00:00:00

Governor O’Malley Announces Appointments To Commission

“I am pleased that these talented and committed individuals have agreed to serve on this important commission,” Governor O’Malley said.

2013-10-28 00:00:00

Meeting - Baltimore, MD - Opening Statement by Tim Shriver

Today, we gather in recognition that here in Maryland, the goals of justice and equality and dignity remain the unfinished business of our own nation and our own state…

2013-11-19 00:00:00

Meeting - Rockville, MD

Commission member Chuck Rapp, Executive Director of the Police and Correctional Training Commissions (PCTC) provided an overview of how police training is conducted in Maryland.

2013-12-18 00:00:00

Meeting - Silver Spring, MD

He [Chair Timothy Shriver] then presented a diagram of a Community Inclusion plan that includes training various public sector personnel on how to interact with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2014-01-09 00:00:00

Meeting - Annapolis, MD Initial Report

“While we were, in part, created from a tragedy, the plan emerging from the Commission today honors Ethan Saylor by demonstrating a renewed and strengthened commitment to the ideals of justice, equality, and dignity for all differently-abled citizens of Maryland and their families.”

2014-01-16 00:00:00

Listening Tour: Silver Spring, MD

Commission members hear from citizens including the mother of a child who has Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect.

2014-01-28 00:00:00

Listening Tour: Catonsville, MD

Several citizens testify to the importance of communication in police encounters with people with disabilities and share their recommendations.

2014-01-30 00:00:00

The Arc Reacts to Maryland Commission’s Report on Community Inclusion in the Wake of the Robert Ethan Saylor Tragedy

“Just a few months into this project, and we are already seeing just how great the need is nationally for resources, information, training, and support around this issue.

2014-02-14 00:00:00

Listening Tour: Easton, MD

Citizens who gave testimony include Scott Evans, Executive Director of the Benedictine School, where Ethan was a student.

2014-02-22 00:00:00

Listening Tour: Frederick, MD

Those in attendance spoke about the existing services in Frederick, MD. Some also voiced their personal opinions about the culture that exists within the Sheriff's office.

2014-03-10 00:00:00

Meeting - Prince George’s County, MD

Alisa Macht, Executive Officer of the Commission, provided an overview of the Listening Tour and other comments submitted by the public

2014-04-22 00:00:00

Meeting - Westminster, MD

Maryland State Department of Education

2014-04-29 00:00:00

Governor’s Letter and Commission's Statement for Senate Hearing

United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, “Law Enforcement Responses to Disabled Americans: Promising Approaches for Protecting Public Safety”

2014-05-30 00:00:00

Meeting - Ellicott City, MD

Reports from service sectors and a discussion of CIT (Crisis Intervention Teams)

2014-06-30 00:00:00

Meeting - Sykesville, MD

Dr. Shriver briefly presented on the role of the Commission in each circle (sector).

2014-07-21 00:00:00

Meeting – Frederick, MD

Commission members discussed need for training investigators on the possibility of “false confessions” from people with I/DD, as well as the need for training of lawyers who handle civil matters such as those working in the Legal Services Corps.

2014-09-04 00:00:00

Meeting - Baltimore, Maryland

Hosted by the Maryland State Department of Education

2014-09-10 00:00:00

Committee Meets with O’Malley

A state commission created after the death of Ethan Saylor met with Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday, about a year after its formation.

2014-10-12 00:00:00

Maryland Police Training Commission Adopts Training Objectives

"This is a very important first step to begin with our police and the recruits at the academy level," says Failla.

2014-10-20 00:00:00

Meeting - Prince Georges County, MD

As of January 1, 2015, all police academies in Maryland will be required to teach content to the objectives.

2014-11-13 00:00:00

Meeting - Landover, MD

Presentations by Disability Organizations Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Inst. Ethan’s Law Work Group Pathfinders for Autism

2014-12-03 00:00:00

Annual Report

This report includes recommendations in the following key areas:

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