MD Commission on Inclusion

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

Ethan’s sister, Emma Saylor, creates petition

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

Petition reaches 300,000 SUPPORTERS

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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