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Miami: Every police officer to receive autism training by 2023

April 8, 2022, CBS4, Miami: Miami-Dade Police Department Kicks Off Ambitious Autism & Sensory Training To Every Officer By 2023

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, and the Miami-Dade Police Department is committed to training its police officers to recognize the signs and symptoms of Autism in order to effectively communicate with people who have the developmental disability. On Friday, the department announced the launch of its ambitious Autism and Sensory training sessions to every member of the police department by 2023. The trainings, being conducted in partnership with the University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD), will take place every month and include about 120 officers, until every officer is trained…. The department has already completed its first training session, which had 120 officers take part over three days…. The Department already has an “Autism Awareness” vehicle, which features a motif of solid red, blue, yellow, and green puzzle shapes, and initialed handprints of 28 autistic children of Department employees….


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