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Autism: a guide for criminal justice professionals - | autism | Asperger syndrome |

Autism: a guide for criminal justice professionals - | autism | Asperger syndrome | | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
Endorsed by the Association of Chief Police Officers, this practical guide is for all criminal justice professionals who may come into contact with people on the autism spectrum - as victims, witnesses, suspects or offenders.
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How Autism is Changing the World for Everybody

How Autism is Changing the World for Everybody | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
There's not much doubt that autism, along with Asperger Syndrome, is finally becoming accepted as a normal part of the human fabric.
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Autism: a guide for criminal justice professionals - | autism | Asperger syndrome |

Autism: a guide for criminal justice professionals - | autism | Asperger syndrome | | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
Endorsed by the Association of Chief Police Officers, this practical guide is for all criminal justice professionals who may come into contact with people on the autism spectrum - as victims, witnesses, suspects or offenders.
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Police and Autism: Avoiding Unfortunate Situations

A site written by a Private Investigator who has an autistic son. About avoiding unfortunate encounters of autistic people with the police. By Dennis Debbaudt. Sections: Resource Material; A Handout for the Police; Avoiding Unfortunate Situations.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine

Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
The Autism Society of Maine is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with autism and their families, professionals, and communities by providing education, advocacy, referrals, and resource development.
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'They were very close': Murder suicide as 'overwhelmed' mother shoots dead autistic son before turning gun on herself

'They were very close': Murder suicide as 'overwhelmed' mother shoots dead autistic son before turning gun on herself | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
Police believe Elizabeth Hodgins, 53, shot and killed her 22-year-old autistic son George before turning the gun on herself at their home in California.
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Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals

Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
Annotation Representing both the perspective of police and citizens (specifically, people with autism and those who care for them), this book offers advice to each group on dealing safely with the other.
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Surviving the Wandering Nightmare

Surviving the Wandering Nightmare | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
It is unthinkable. It is every parent’s worst fear. For a special needs parent or caretaker the mere thought of it can be crippling. You let your guard down for a moment.
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10 Resources and Devices for wandering children with autism | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog

10 Resources and Devices for wandering children with autism | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
Wandering... The constant fear parents with an autistic child will always have. In this post we provide 10 resources to learn about and help prevent wandering.
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Purpose of this page

This page was designed to assist law enforcement officers in dealing with and better understanding those with cognitive challenges, such as autism, Down's Syndrome, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, dementia and head injuries. I am a 22-year police veteran who has a son with autism. My father suffered from dementia and schizophrenia also. I am an instructor with the Crisis Intervention Team for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.

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Is Sitting While Autistic a Crime?

Is Sitting While Autistic a Crime? | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
Law-enforcement officials often misinterpret the language and behavior of people on the autism spectrum, with serious consequences. One activist hopes to change that.
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Drowning is Leading Cause of Death Among Children with Autism | SquidKid

Drowning is Leading Cause of Death Among Children with Autism | SquidKid | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it

Drowning is a leading cause of death for those with autism. Article discusses various programs that have been created to help reduce the number of deaths from drowning.

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Criminal justice system and ASDs - | autism | Asperger syndrome |

Criminal justice system and ASDs - | autism | Asperger syndrome | | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it

An overview of why people with an ASD may come in to contact with the criminal justice system, the procedures involved and the sources of support that are available.

 

PDF at bottom of page with recommendations for keeping those with autism safe. 

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Police and Autism: A Unique Perspective - AGE OF AUTISM

Police and Autism: A Unique Perspective - AGE OF AUTISM | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
By Jerry Turning Alex was 5’9 and every bit of 200 lbs. He was “uncontrollable” and destroying his family’s home. We arrived to find Alex’s grandmother on the front porch. Her arms were literally purple with bruises; the aftermath of...
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Sahara Cares

Sahara Cares | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it

Excellent video detailing tips for law enforcement when encountering individuals with autism.

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Bronx mother, autistic son found dead in suspected murder-suicide

Bronx mother, autistic son found dead in suspected murder-suicide | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
Frustrated over the demands of raising an autistic child, police believe, a Bronx mother shot the boy to death before turning the gun on herself Wednesday night, cops said.Micaela Jackson, 37 and...
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Information Station

At a “special needs school” in Canton, Massachusetts, children and teenagers with autism and other disabilities are being administered electric shocks as a means of controlling their behaviors.
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Big Red Safety Box | FOUND - National Autism Association

Big Red Safety Box | FOUND - National Autism Association | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it

Big box of goodies with stuff to help curb wandering and elopment and deal with the situation should it occur.

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Mother of autistic man shot by LAPD wins settlement after police shoot autistic man who is unarmed. Police receive a one hour training block to improve response tactics.

Mother of autistic man shot by LAPD wins settlement after police shoot autistic man who is unarmed. Police receive a one hour training block to improve response tactics. | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
In closed session today, the L.A. City Council agreed to a $950,000 settlement for a woman whose unarmed, autistic son was killed by police in 2010.
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Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it

Police respond to the home of a boy aged 15 and armed with a knife. The boy is killed with two shots to the head. The officers had responded to the home 12 times before and were aware the boy had a history of arming himself with a knife. Not critical of the officers, who were apparently cornered, but an example of how hard it is to deal with those who are autistic and a danger to themselves or others.

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AWAARE - Autism Wandering and Elopement Initiative

AWAARE - Autism Wandering and Elopement Initiative | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it
Working together to prevent wandering incidents and deaths within the autism community.
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Risk: “Catastrophic.” The foreseeable death of Julian Stacey.

Risk: “Catastrophic.” The foreseeable death of Julian Stacey. | police and special needs working together | Scoop.it

The mother of Julian Stacey wants lessons to be learnt from the loss of her son. It is with that desire in mind – and the deepest sympathy and respect for the family – that I write this...

Dangers of drowning for those with autism. 

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