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Autism Speaks

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First Responders

January 29, 2015

The Coral Gables, Florida police department is encouraging people with autism in their community to obtain a Wallet Card, a tool that will foster positive communication between the public and police.

August 25, 2014

"I have the issue with him not understanding, possibly, a command to put your hands up or to get on the ground. So, yes, it's scary."

March 21, 2014

Pete Villasuso, a Treasure Coast firefighter who has a son with autism, is helping start autism training programs for first responders.

September 10, 2013

Police officers in Glendale, Calif., took part in a training exercise designed to help them better communicate with people with autism.

May 15, 2013

The body of 9-year-old girl with autism who went missing Northern California was found in a creek near her home.