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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.

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