Wilco Sheriff's Office announces efforts to improve communication with special needs individuals


The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Wilco Autism Intervention Team program issued a statement on Monday regarding new communication efforts between law enforcement officials and individuals with special needs, in accordance with the ‘Samuel Allen’ law, or Senate Bill 976.

“Getting pulled over by a police officer can be unsettling for anyone,” the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media. “But it can be especially stressful for someone with a communication issue.” 

The Wilco Autism Intervention Team is a program aimed at helping improve the communication between a law enforcement professional and individuals with communication challenges. 

Those who have communication challenges can bring in a doctor’s statement between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday - Friday to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 508 S. Rock St., Georgetown.