Phoenix-area police, autism groups bridge gap with training, education
CLOSE Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses are on the rise. Here are five facts about ASD.
A Buckeye incident last year drove home the need to continue training first responders on interacting with people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
A police officer mistook a 14-year-old boy with autism for a drug-user and the pair ended up on the ground, the boy injured.
But some parents and advocates say training must go both ways and the autism community must learn about police.
MORE: Family of autistic teen police mistook for drug user seeks $5M
Cynthia Macluskie, founder of Autism... read more
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