Monday, March 13, 2006

Training First Responders

The Boston Globe recently had a good article that highlights the reasons that first responders need training in understanding the behaviors of people with autism:
"The need for different tactics in dealing with autistic children was highlighted for advocates and for public safety personnel in August 2004, when an autistic child in Millis wandered away from his home and was missing for four days. Searchers had to alter their standard methods to locate the boy, because he had an aversion to loud noises, such as those made by helicopters and dogs."

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