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Picture boards allow people to 'point and communicate' with Indianapolis police officers

More than 1,300 officers will be equipped with the boards.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police officers are now are better equipped to communicate with people who have autism or those who are nonverbal.

It's all thanks to a grant from the Autism Society of America.

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As of today, more than 1,300 officers are equipped with these picture communication boards. These boards will help...

Posted by IMPD News on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

More than 1,300 officers were given the boards, which have various graphics on them that allow a person to "point and communicate" with an officer.

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They're used also for people who have limited English skills or disabilities.

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