New designation for autism, hearing loss will keep people safer during police stops in Michigan, advocate says

Excerpt from an article written by the Lansing State Journal in Michigan on June 24th, 2020.

Michigan residents with autism or hearing loss can get a special designation on licenses or identification cards advocates say will help keep them safe during encounters with police.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of bills Tuesday creating a “communication impediment” designation to go on vehicle registrations, drivers licenses and state identification cards. The law goes into effect next year. 

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