Autism Under Arrest

People with autism often end up in clashes with police when their condition makes them appear uncooperative.

1 in 5 youths with autism are stopped by police by age 21; 1 in 20 are arrested. And people of color with autism face a double-edged risk.

But a burgeoning movement from universities to police departments to the White House is seeking to improve police relations with the autistic community.

For his part, President Trump has signed the Autism CARES Act, which stands to bring in more funding for autism programs.


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