Autism training may help prepare N.J. police, firefighters

05/12/2008 | (Hackensack, N.J.)

New Jersey may soon make autism-awareness training mandatory for first responders so that they know how to coax a person with autism out of a dangerous situation. "There are a lot of situations where first responders are dealing with somebody who has autism and they're not aware of it and don't know what to look for," said Wendy Fournier, president of the National Autism Association.

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