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Jasper, AL: First responders get autism training; "sensory challenges"

July 25, 2019, ABC33/40, Birmingham, AL: Walker County first responders receive autism training JASPER, Ala. — As the parent of an autistic child, each day for Sloan Sides is a challenge. "It's constantly go, go, go." Her daughter, Grey Brown, shows no signs of the autism which has come to define both of their lives. On Thursday, they both were at the Jasper Civic Center as first responders from across Walker County received training on how to interact with autistic persons. … "I didn't really have any of this information and I think it's important that we start training officers and first responders." Chandler explained the sensory challenges which make interactions with police different than with other people. …


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