Bravo to Boardman's Police for having the vision to educate its department about people with autism. Hopefully this can serve as a model for other communities.
BOARDMAN, Ohio — Family members or caregivers of people with autism can help educate police in the best ways to interact with those who have the disorder.
Detective Michelle Glaros, who is trained in crisis intervention, recently attended training for law-enforcement officers in dealing with autistic people. The session’s instructor is an officer whose son is autistic.