The purpose of this study is to examine the current training practices, as well as the knowledge and confidence that law enforcement officers possessed with regards to interacting with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as reported by the officers. It is expected that the level of training will be highly inadequate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky due to lack of available training and resources available to officers, as well as the lack of mental health training requirements. This project does not seek to criticize officers, but rather to assess the current overall status of their training as well as their perspectives of their training statuses.
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Hoffmann, Nicholas P., "When Law Enforcement and Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Meet: ASD Knowledge and Confidence in Law Enforcement Officers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky" (2018). Honors Theses. 537.