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ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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Autism Speaks Quick Facts for Law Enforcement

Signs of autism

A police officer stands behind the open door of his police car.

For people with autism, learning to interact with first responders is critical. On the other hand, it is just as essential for first responders to understand autism and be prepared to respond effectively and safely to situations that arise involving individuals on the spectrum.  The Autism Safety Project provides First Responders with information and guidelines for communicating with people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in emergency situations.

Site includes information on:

    • How a person with Autism may respond to Law Enforcement
    • How you can interact with Autistic people effectively
    • Training Guidelines

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