Miami County Sheriff’s Office bridges gap between law enforcement and people with autism

PAOLA, Kan. — April is Autism Awareness Month. A trend of support across the country started in Miami County, Kansas. It bridges the gap between people on the spectrum and those in law enforcement.

The Lakemary Center in Paola and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office teamed up to provide autism sensory items for patrol vehicles.

One of their own, at the Sheriff’s Office, was the inspiration.

“It’s amazing because it makes me feel acceptance and I know there’s a brighter future,” Bryce Carter said.

Carter is the technology whiz at the Sheriff’s Office.

He’s on the spectrum and uses a tablet to communicate.