In response to the many tragedies in the last few years involving law enforcement's negative and even dangerous interactions with individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their caregivers, a nation-wide campaign has begun:
Implementing the CAARE model.
Join us in our mission to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by law enforcement due to misinterpretation, miscommunication, or inability to identify those experiencing I/DD and their caregivers.
We are educating law enforcement nation-wide on how to interpret the CAARE symbol, how to respond when this symbol is displayed, and why CAARE is a critical tool in deescalating potentially dangerous situations for caregivers and those who receive care.
Help us saturate society with this universal, understandable, instant way to identify caregivers and those to whom care is provided.
CAARE combines a simple three step process with a universal symbol so that law enforcement officers can quickly identify, understand, and respond to those with I/DD and their caregivers in a safe, effective, and ethical way:
IDENTIFY, COMMUNICATE, INVOLVE
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