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Could My Child With Autism Be Arrested? What Parents Need to Know

Could My Child With Autism Be Arrested? What Parents Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/my-child-with-autism-arrested/

What better time to initiate a conversation about encounters with the criminal justice system than during autism awareness month? As parents, we are all-too-familiar with the child who is bullied or victimized. But parents are surprised to learn that their child is at an increased risk of being detained in the back of a police […]

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False Confessions of People with Autism

False Confessions of People with ASD

It was estimated in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Justice that 30% of prisoners have a form of a cognitive disability.  Autism was included within the list of cognitive disabilities; however, there were no data that specifically indicated how many people within the autism spectrum are in the prison system.  It has been proven […]

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