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Resource: Understanding Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for First Responders

This resource (PDF, 4 pages) provides recommendations for how law enforcement can best support children on the autism spectrum who have gone missing. The resource shares a definition of autism, describes characteristics and behaviors of children on the autism spectrum, and outlines components of a whole community approach to finding missing children on the autism spectrum. Appropriate search protocols are also discussed. Additional resources are provided. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).