Webinar on Autism and the Criminal Justice System
Leigh Ann Davis and attorney Samantha Crane will discuss individual strategies and system reforms that could increase the safety of individuals with autism when interacting with police and the criminal justice system. They also will address ways to reduce unnecessary police interactions, improve access to emergency services and ensure access to effective communication in emergencies or during police interactions.
The webinar, "Creating a Culture of Prevention: Addressing Autism in Today's Criminal Justice System," is sponsored by SPARK for Autism and begins at 12 p.m. EST. Click below to register. The one-hour event is free, and a video recording will be available at a later date.
For more information on one aspect of this issue, see the IAN article, What Do We Really Know About Autism and Crime?