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Employment First Community of Practice Monthly Webinar

Growth Through Opportunity (GTO) Program

February 12, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm EST 

Travis Akins, Founder and CEO, will showcase the highly innovative Growth Through Opportunity (GTO) Cadets training program and the unique methodology behind achieving high employment rates for adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Travis will outline the extreme importance of mutually enhancing safety while building acceptance and long-lasting relationships among law enforcement and persons with I/DD.


Upon completion of the webinar, participants will:

  • Understand challenges that law enforcement and people with intellectual disabilities face in making positive and long-term connections with one another and how these challenges can lead to needless use of force incidents.
  • Possess the tools necessary to facilitate a GTO Cadets program that addresses both the need for meaningful employment for people with I/DD and improves the relationships between law enforcement and the disability community.
  • Understand and describe practical tips and strategies on how to address criminal justice and disability issues in your own community.


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Posted February 3, 11:40