Sometimes tragedy gives birth to social change. Six years ago Ethan Saylor, a young man with Down Syndrome, died in an encounter with law-enforcement. Could adequate training have changed that outcome? Ethan’s mother Patti Saylor thinks so. She tells us about officer training designed to help contacts with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or IDDs.
And we meet Lisa Schoenbrodt, a Loyola professor coaching people with IDDs to perform reality scenarios for the trainings, and Patrick Chaney, an actor with autism.