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Category: Justice System

Co-Responder Programs and Teams

This resource from ASERT provides an overview on co-responder programs within the justice system.

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Common Presentations of ASD

This guide, developed by ASERT, provides some of the most common presentations of autism to help police officers and other first responders better understand and help have positive interactions with individuals with autism. The guide is designed to be small enough for a police officer or first responder to carry on them in a pocket.

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Competency Evaluation

This resource provides an overview of competency evaluations and how professionals can support individuals during the process.

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COPS Information Sheet for Officers

This information sheet from Autism Safety Education and Training is for police officers from Autism Safety Education & Training and provides tips for interacting with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Criminal Justice

All criminal justice professionals may come into contact with people on the autism spectrum, many of whom may be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

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Cyber Safety Resource Collection

This collection of resources includes general awareness, preventing cyber safety issues, and interventions for individuals who may have been the victim of cyber crimes or who may have committed crimes themselves. This collection will be updated regularly as new resources are developed on this important topic.

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Detention Center Social Story, Parts 1 & 2

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of being in a detention center to individuals with autism.

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Diversionary Programs: Justice System

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides an overview of what diversionary programs are, the goals of such programs, and examples of these programs in the justice system.

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Estate Planning Special Needs Alliance

Providing the best quality of life requires informed decisions. The best way to provide your special needs child with compassionate care and a comfortable life is to support your legal and financial decisions with reliable information and proven expertise. That’s why America’s finest disability attorneys have combined their talents to create the Special Needs Alliance. As attorneys in the field of Disability and Public Benefits Law, we help to enhance your child’s quality of life. Every member of the alliance has the resources and legal expertise to help you maintain public benefits for your child and develop effective estate plans that protect your assets.

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Forensic Interviewing for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

This resource provides helpful tips and information for justice professionals on how to conduct a forensic interview for individuals on the autism spectrum.

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