Autism and the Criminal Justice System: introduction to autism

This one-day course focuses on how and why autistic people may be involved with the criminal justice system, and how professionals should be adapting their processes to meet their needs.

About the training

Recognising and understanding the key areas of difference experienced by autistic people is vital for providing effective support.

This course is suitable for professionals working in the criminal justice system, including police officers, prison workers, secure unit and court staff who want to develop a general awareness and understanding of autism. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their practices and how these can be adapted to meet the needs of autistic people.

Training includes:

  • training booklet and information provided for each delegate
  • opportunity to hear autistic perspectives; this may be through films, quotes from autistic people or the inclusion of a speaker by experience
  • signposting to relevant literature and resources.

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