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LPD Gets Training To Work With People With Autism

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Those living with autism got to hang out with Lexington Police officers Saturday over in Ecton Park.

For about the past year, the group-Police Autism Community Training-has been working with Fayette County law enforcement to create a better understanding between the two groups.

The idea-- train officers how to work with those who have autism before a crisis event, like a traffic stop or face to face encounter.

“Most important thing for people with Autism is that they get a chance to practice something, and they get a chance to try things before they have to do it in an unpredictable situation. So this gives them that chance,” said Abbey Love, Founder of P.A.C.T.

Love says this idea is catching on in surrounding counties as well.

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