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We encourage other organizations to make use of these guidelines, including modifying them with local information and resources.
Our process for assisting other organizations to create their own version:
Please send us some background on your organization and your intended use of the guidelines.
We will send you a Microsoft Word document for you to modify, using track changes. Also include any additional pages and attachments – e.g. local resources and contacts.
We take your changes and create a new, professionally formatted PDF, customized for your organization, that you can print, distribute electronically, or post on your website. We charge for the time involved. Typically this is a nominal fee if your changes are not extensive.