Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Firefighters to get autism awareness training - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register

Firefighters to get autism awareness training - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register


Illinois firefighters and paramedics will begin getting special training to help people with autism and related disorders. The new program will help them recognize the disorders and understand techniques to communicate. The online training will be free for first responders.
State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says the training is important for first responders to understand how someone with autism may respond in high stress situations like a fire.



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