Responding to Individuals With Autism

Presentation by: Chief Tim Stevens, Hill Police Department

Individuals with Developmental Disabilities are 7 times more likely to have encounters with Law Enforcement. Failing to identify individuals with Autism has led to catastrophic results and deaths costing agencies millions. Proper training and identification are essential. This presentation gives First Responders tools to identify, respond appropriately, and possibly save the lives of innocent individuals with Autism who may not comply with simple instructions. This is a must have training for all First Responders.