Interaction Advisory Group announces Collaboration with Birmingham Based The Exceptional Foundation
Leading the Effort to Improve Interactions with Law Enforcement and other First Responders
Birmingham, Alabama – November 10, 2021 – Interaction Advisory Group, LLC (IAG) today announced a collaboration with The Exceptional Foundation, a non-profit organization that enhances quality of life for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities by providing social and recreational activities designed to promote healthy living, support social relationships, improve functional skills, and foster community involvement.
Through the collaboration IAG will hold training sessions at The Exceptional Foundation’s Homewood location that are specifically designed for first responders, in addition to caregiver, self-advocate, and community members. First Responder training will be an integrated mixture of real-world scenarios and demonstrations that allows responders to put their learning into the proper context of their day-to-day profession. As part of the caregiver, self-advocate and community training, IAG will assist attendees with developing ‘Safety Action Plans’ as well as providing advice on achieving safe interactions with law enforcement. Both The Exceptional Foundation and the Interaction Advisory Group believe true inclusion and acceptance for all individuals with developmental disabilities is integral for our future. Our collective goal is to improve the engagements between individuals and their families, first responders and society at large.
“IAG is very excited about this collaboration and are very grateful to The Exceptional Foundation for their support of IAG’s mission. This collaboration allows IAG to reach more families and assist them with preparing for emergency situations, such as a wandering event, or simply encountering police”, stated Dustin Chandler, Co-Founder and President of Interaction Advisory Group. “We feel if there is understanding it will lead to safer interactions with emergency responders. This collaboration also allows us to have a centrally located training facility for our first responder trainings. Their facility is an ideal place for first responders to receive training and meet self-advocates.”
“The Exceptional Foundation believes that the work the Interaction Advisory Group does is absolutely essential,” said Robbie Lee, Public Relations Director for The Exceptional Foundation. “We are thrilled about this partnership and are so excited to help share IAG’s imperative message with not only our participants and their caregivers, but with first responders and the community at large as well. The training that IAG provides makes our community a more inclusive, understanding place, and we are excited to be a part of it.”
The first community development training event will take place December 2nd at 5:30p.m. If any community member or first responder is interested in training, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Follow Interaction Advisory Group and The Exceptional Foundation on Facebook to stay updated on upcoming training dates.
The Exceptional Foundation is a non-profit organization that enhances quality of life for individuals of all ages with developmental challenges by providing social and recreational activities designed to promote healthy living, support social relationships, improve functional skills, and foster community involvement. By doing so, we enrich the wellbeing of families by offering a healthy, safe, and professional environment where their loved ones may thrive. We pride ourselves on enabling participation across all economic sections of the Greater Birmingham community.
Robbie Lee | Public Relations Director | +1 205.870.0776
Interaction Advisory Group (IAG) believes true inclusion and acceptance for all individuals with special needs is integral for our future. IAG aims to improve the interactions between those with special needs and society at large through customized special needs awareness and training. IAG training is specialized for first responders, public service officials and private sector workers including teachers, and hospitality professionals. IAG was co-founded by noted special needs advocate Dustin Chandler and Kirchner Group, a boutique firm that has been helping companies create value, while promoting values since 1985.
Dustin Chandler | President & Co-Founder | +1 205.447.7998 | email@example.com