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Autism: A Guide for Police Officers and Staff

By National Autistic Society (NAS)


This online guide for police officers describes autism and discusses how people on the autism spectrum can be recognized. It offers information to help officers effectively communicate and interact with people on the autism spectrum, and it includes lists of "dos" and "don'ts".

Founded in 1962, the National Autistic Society (NAS) “provide[s] information, support and pioneering services, and campaign[s] for a better world for autistic people.” [Website]

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This online article is in English


National Autistic Society (NAS)
United Kingdom

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