Retired Cop Teaches Autism Safety To First Responders Across The Country

December 16, 2014 1:41 PM

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Retired Cop Teaches Autism Safety To First Responders Across The Country

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in 68 American children is affected by autism spectrum disorder, and research indicates autistic people are seven times more likely to come into contact with law enforcement.

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