Virginia Signs On For Niagara University’s First Responder Disability Awareness Training
Another state has signed up to bring Niagara University’s First Responder Disability Awareness Training program to its law enforcement officials and emergency personnel.
This time, it’s Virginia.
A $206,000 grant awarded by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and the state’s Department of Criminal Justice Services will allow NU FRDAT to deliver its customized training program in its fifth state.
In addition, NU FRDAT project director David Whalen will develop standalone curricula for Virginia law enforcement officials who respond to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, mental health crises, dementia, and acquired brain injury.
The program will begin this fall.