Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.

Think this is good?

AbledResponders: The Avonte Oquendo Tragedy Spurs More Autism Training

Laura Meddens

In the wake of the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic and non-verbal 14 year old boy from Queens, New York, police departments in many cities are turning their attention to providing specialized training to their officers on how to deal with persons who have been diagnosed with autism, and how to respond to reports of wandering off.

Learn more about what Police, Fire and EMT Units across the country are doing to help their personnel deal with persons with special needs.

Continue to abled.com

Inappropriate?

Discuss

  1. {{attachment.file.name}}
  1. {{fields.video_link.url}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Your video is ready to post!

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Please enter a valid URL from YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding has been disabled for this video.

{{c.errors.other}}

Posting comment...