Law Enforcement Officer Training on Autism Spectrum Disorders

This training addresses the unique communication and behavioral characteristics of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) specially for Law Enforcement Officers (LEO). The training will educate officers on identifying the symptoms of ASD, navigating the complex social interaction needs of autistic people, and incorporate communication strategies effective with this specific population. This training will heavily cover how the characteristics of ASD are often confused by LEO’s as criminal behaviors. Attendees will be given practical intervention and communication strategies to assist in their interactions with persons on the autism spectrum.

This training was developed by Dr. Michelle McKnight. For questions on the training and materials, please contact Dr. McKnight at

For help with registration and training access, please contact Aubrey Snyder at