Autism Spectrum Disorder (School Resource Officer Video Series)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that persistently affects how a person communicates and interacts with the world around them. ASD affects 1 in 50 people in the US. In your role as a School Resource Officer (SRO), you can model respect for behavioral differences through the way you support a student with ASD or other developmental conditions. 

In this video, you will learn to identify the signs of ASD and other developmental disabilities, gain an understanding of the potential behavioral characteristics, and discover how to de-escalate conflict and support students with ASD. You can turn on English or Spanish subtitles as you watch.

You can also download a poster with the key points: SRO Poster – Autism Spectrum Disorder

Series description

School Resource Officers (SROs) are present in many communities across the country. SROs must be youth advocates, educators, and protectors of all students in the schools they serve. This video series helps SROs consider the way students think, how to connect with them, how to break down barriers to communication, and how to become a successful presence in their school.

The SRO video series is produced in partnership with Katherine Schweit, JD at Schweit Consulting and Rocket Media Group.

Series Playlist

Watch on YouTube


3m 7s

Topic Areas

School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement


Law Enforcement & First Responders