Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Brian T. Cox; Thomas Curtis; Scott A. Davis; Dwayne C. Embert; Andrew J. Imparato, J.D.; Anne Colt Leitess, Esq.; Joanna L. Pierson, Ph.D.; Theresa R. Sparks; Sara Hart Weir; Erica Wheeler. Terms expire 2016.

Appointed by Senate President: one vacancy

Appointed by House Speaker: Peter A. Hammen

Ex officio: Carol A. Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities; Lisa S. Hovermale, M.D., designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Joseph W. (Jay) Cleary, designee of Secretary of Juvenile Services; James K. Holwager, Ed.D., designee of Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Col. William M. Pallozzi, Secretary of State Police; James R. Hedrick, designee of Executive Director, Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention; Rae A. Oliveira, designee of Executive Director, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems; Charles W. Rapp, Executive Director, Police & Correctional Training Commissions.

Staff: James R. Hedrick

c/o Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention
Hampton Plazza, Suite 1105
300 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286 - 3016
(410) 821-2831; fax: (410) 321-3116

Annual Report to Governor, Senate President, & House Speaker due Dec. 3.

To ensure that law enforcement officers, paramedics, and first responders are best educated to safely manage situations involving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Governor's Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in September 2013 (Executive Order 01.01.2013.04).

The Commission will develop and recommend policies, guidelines, or best practices for law enforcement officials, paramedics, and first responders to follow in situations involving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Statewide training standards also will be considered by the Commission. In addition, a comprehensive strategy using all possible types of assistance, such as expansion of crisis intervention teams and mobile crisis teams, will be developed by the Commission to ensure appropriate responses to situations with intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals.

The Commission submitted its initial report to the Governor, Senate President, and House Speaker on January 9, 2014.

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