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Sun January 1, 2012
Training helps troopers deal with people with autism
The Michigan State Police says more than 200 troopers have been trained to recognize autism and provide services.
The Mid-Michigan Autism Association has been working with state police to teach troopers how to communicate with autistic people as well as their families. The group says it's common for someone with autism to have contact with law enforcement, typically in situations that don't involve crimes.
Autism can involve delays or disabilities in communication, behavior and socialization. Flint-based Trooper Scott Nichols says it's not uncommon for someone to know a child or a family member with autism.