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Virginia Governor wants change as state has highest record of students referred to police and court
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Virginia Governor wants change as state has highest record of students referred to police and court

Richmond, Va. --- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants changes in policies in the state after it was found that Virginia has the most number of students being referred to police and courts than all other states in the U.S. Gov. McAuliffe has ordered his cabine...
Study finds UK police interview process lacking for people with autism
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Study finds UK police interview process lacking for people with autism

United Kingdom - A new study found that current UK police interview practices do not work well for people with autism. The study was conducted by Medical Xpress’s Department of Psychology and was funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC). In the s...
Encountering People with Autism DVD Launched in Pittsburgh
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Encountering People with Autism DVD Launched in Pittsburgh

Allegheny County, Pittsburgh - District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr has commissioned the production of a DVD called "Encountering People with Autism". The DVD is for police and other first responders who may come into contact with the public who have an A...
Autism and the Criminal Justice System – Part 5 – what the police need to know continued
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Autism and the Criminal Justice System – Part 5 – what the police need to know continued

As with the first part of this article, it is important that the police remember that each of the issues covered here might not apply to every autistic person, and there may well be issues that arise which are not covered in these articles.  It is also importa...
Free individualized wallet card for individuals with autism
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Free individualized wallet card for individuals with autism

Disability Independence Group (DIG) - Following on from our series about autism and law enforcement, the Disability Independence Group (DIG) got in touch with us in order to share their free individualized wallet card for persons on the autism spectrum. The mi...