What you should know about The Law & Law Enforcement

Attention Autism & IDD Community !

It is important to learn about the Law and Law enforcement, to be safe. Understanding your personal rights and the rules or laws that protect those rights and your choices can help you to be independent and self-advocate or stand up for yourself. If you don’t know or understand what an officer, lawyer or judge is saying, it is difficult to know what to do and if you need help deciding that. So, we have created a Vocabulary video about the Law and the words used by Law enforcement and lawyers. You can watch it as many times as you want or for as little time as you want and then use the worksheets to practice their meanings.  Remember, this is ultimately going to help you if you ever have an interaction with Law Enforcement.

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Attention Law Enforcement!

Attention Law Enforcement Officers!

Do you know what to do if you have an encounter with someone on the Autism Spectrum or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities? With the Autism incidence rising 17% a year, chances are high and getting higher that you will. Knowing what makes individuals with Autism upset and how they communicate will help you to have the safest encounter possible. If you have 15 minutes, you can learn about Autism and how you can have a safer interaction.