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Union County Officers Confronting Autism, Filling a Training Gap

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March 31, 2013- "Union County Officers Confronting Autism, Filling a Training Gap"- Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankov recently had officers from nearly 100 different police departments participate in a seminar training them to work with individuals on the autism spectrum. A rather gloomy anecdote about a man with autism being attracted to an officer’s badge and the officer assumed the individual was acting aggressively towards him when the individual reached for his badge provides a clear-cut example as to why this sort of training is necessary.




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