Our new 'Autism and the police service' module aims to make the police more aware of autism spectrum disorders and give them a better understanding of autism and ways in which they can offer support to individuals on the spectrum.
Difficulties may arise at any stage of communication between the police and someone on the autism spectrum, from the initial approach on the street to the interview process, whether that be as a suspect or as a witness to a crime. The online module will focus on different elements of policing by using case studies, exploring people's experiences in public spaces and offering advice on how to make reasonable adjustments.
By providing the police with autism training we hope that police officers will become more confident offering support to people with autism, whether they be a suspect or a victim. Find out more about working with people with autism and the criminal justice system.
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