1 If a police officer is questioning YOU and thinks YOU may have a cognitive/communication disability, the accommodation the police officer should provide is:
2. If YOU are arrested by a police officer, do YOU think your family member or supports coordinator is a qualified cognitive interpreter"?
Explain why or why not.
3. List three things YOU SHOULD NEVER DO, If
you are a family member or supports coordinator of a person with a
cognitive/communication disability and a police officer wants to question the
4. What is the best thing YOU can do if YOU or someone YOU assist is being contacted by a police officer?
5. Discuss why a lawyer is particularly important when advocating for a person with a cognitive/communication disability.
Written by: Melissa King,
Attorney-at-Law, King Law Offices; Karen Wolf-Branigin,
Wayne State University, Developmental Disabilities
Institute; Rachel Pinsky Law Graduate,
Wayne State University; Robert Lasker, Belinda Land, Vendalia
Collins, Cheryle Trommater, Marsha Katz,