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Autism Society of America and Decriminalize Developmental Disabilities announce the release of FAQ for Public Defenders
The Autism Society of America, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots Autism organization has partnered with Decriminalize Developmental Disabilities (D3), a nationwide non-profit dedicated to decriminalizing developmental disabilities, to produce a Public Defenders Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) brochure, to assist defense attorneys representing clients with Autism.
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Amplified Voices: Carol Nesteikis - We Must See the Gray
On this episode 3, season 2 of Amplified Voices, Carol shares how her family was thrust into the world of courtrooms, plea bargains, ankle monitors and public registration after a situation that occurred in 2012. Their story is one of tragedy and triumph, one that shines a light on the fact that criminal prosecutions of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities often lead to disastrous consequences for individuals and their families without any benefit to the public.