Schieve, Braun, Wingate & Yeargin-Allsopp, ; see Appendix A for more information). Current CDC data indicates that one in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD (CDC, ). Currently it is approximated that 20% of youth with ASD have been detained or stopped and questioned by police, and 4% have been arrested (Rava, Shattuck, Rast & Roux, ).Author: Nicholas P Hoffmann.
Ex-police officer and author of the book “Autism and the Police,” Andy Buchan, was able to serve a successful 30 years on the force, and write a book for law enforcement to learn how to handle police interactions in which an autistic person needs their help or is working with ted Reading Time: 9 mins.
· At the same time, though, police need sensitivity training as well. Thankfully, here, too, Caley has done her part. A local autism organization hosted a sensitivity training for local police officers, and invited young adults all over the spectrum to come, to help show the officers that autistic people can very much vary from one another.
"Don't be afraid to call police," says Sgt. Palmer. "We're more educated than we were before. The parents who struggle with this, wondering if they should really call police and hoping for the best, we want them to know they can call and know we can help them." "Police need to be prepared to support this population," says Dr. Lunsky.
Answer (1 of 6): I believe I am mildly autistic. I have never been good at picking up on social cues and subtleties, and my thought processes are like those of autistic people, or at least what I have read of autistic people. I tend to score high on psychological screening instruments for autisti.
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