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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Dougherty looks to educate courts about Autism
Airdate: May 25th, 2023
One in 36 Pennsylvania children and more than five million adults nationwide are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The court system can be daunting for anyone, but can be especially challenging for someone living with autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorder isn’t universally understood, including sometimes by judges and other court personnel.
Against that backdrop, the Pennsylvania Court System created The Autism and Courts Initiative a few years ago.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty is on a community education tour. Justice Kevin Dougherty was with us on The Spark Thursday.