Law enforcement has seen an increase in calls for service involving those who have Autism. The most common call for service is the "critically at risk" missing persons calls. However, there has been an increase in general calls for service as well. According to the CDC, in the last ten years, the prevalence of Autism has gone from 1 in 150 births to 1 in 68 births. During this webinar, we will review the current trends in reference to law enforcement and the Autism community. You will learn proven techniques to ensure positive and effective interactions with the Autism community as it relates to general calls for service, as well as calls for wandering and elopement.
One in every 54 individuals has a diagnosis of autism, which encompasses a variety of signs, strengths, and safety concerns. During this webinar, you will learn the basics of autism signs, statistics, and common characteristics of those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Appreciate the unique strengths, sensitivities, similarities we all share, and looking beyond the label. Review an in-depth look at some of the primary safety concerns in individuals with autism, and strategies for prevention and response.
On-demand training with a law enforcement perspective, providing information and guidance for first responders as well as investigators and prosecutors. The training is also helpful for others whose work intersects with the criminal justice system, to ensure that people with disabilities who are victimized have equal access to information, programs, and services – and that they are treated with fairness, compassion, and respect. Provided by End Violence Against Women International.
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