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NDSS President, Sara Weir, Testifies in Support of the Ethan Saylor Center for Self-Advocates as Educators Bill

NDSS President, Sara Weir and NDSS Board Member, Patti Saylor, testified today in strong favor of a bill that would establish a new center to support the coordination and preparation of self-advocates who can become active educators in training programs in various sectors across the state.

This bill has been drafted due to the tragic death of Ethan Saylor, a young man who had Down syndrome, in the custody of three off-duty Frederick County sheriffs at a movie theater in January 2013. Had the officers been trained properly, Ethan's senseless death could have been avoided. 

Read Weir's full testimony here.


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