Autism training for police officers: The basics of response

About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so the likelihood you will encounter someone with autism is high


By PoliceOne Staff

April marks World Autism Month, with World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2019.

Recognizing the signs of autism and knowing effective ways to approach a person on the autism spectrum can minimize risk to both individuals and police officers.

This roll call training video from the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association provides a guide for police and other first responders who may encounter a person with autism in the performance of their duties.

 

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