Edith Sanchez Cruz - San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Nathan Rowley - San Diego Sheriff's Department
Despite 1 in 8 Americans being neurodivergent, only 10% of employers consider neurodiversity in their people management practices. In our diverse world, it's essential to understand neurodiversity. This includes the most common neurodevelopmental disorders and adopting inclusive practices to support individuals with conditions like ADHD, processing disorders, and learning disorders. By doing so, organizations can enhance morale, productivity, retention, and overall well-being for all employees, learners, and communities. Additionally, there's a growing need to improve safety and communication between law enforcement officers and community members with communication needs or developmental disabilities.
1. Identify at least 2 common neurodevelopmental disorders and best practices that can be implemented to become more neurodiversity affirming.
2. Recognize SD Sheriff's efforts in working with community members with communication needs or a developmental disability.
3. Be aware of the impact the Blue Envelope Program has on persons with disabilities
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