Raising Autism Awareness at New Scotland Yard
Last week Anna Kennedy OBE and DCI Dion Brown talked ‘All things Autism’ at New Scotland Yard
AnnaKennedyonline and the Metropolitan Police collaborated in April for World Autism Day raising autism awareness and acceptance.
Both Anna and Sean Kennedy, two autistic officers, DCI Brown (parent to two autistic children) spoke of their experiences and Anna shared about the work of the charity. Katie Price also joined the event to speak about her ‘Track and Troll ‘and ‘Harvey’s Law’ campaigns.
Since then, the Met’s Autism Support Group for their own families with autistic children and officers on the spectrum has grown to a group of 450.
Anna Kennedy and DCI Dion Brown will continue to work together.
A document is being created on ‘Stop and Search’ for Autistic individuals by Sean Kennedy Barrister and DCI Brown.
More news to follow soon.
The London Police have launched their Autism Alert Card scheme and passport in 2019.
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Photo Credit: Terry Scott