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First Responders Learn How to Handle Emergencies Involving Those With Autism

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Today, first responders in Sault Ste. Marie learned how to handle 911 calls involving those with autism.

S.P.E.A.K.S Education hosted the event and police, firefighters, EMS and other community members were in attendance.

Autism safety specialists taught police how to be patient and how to better communicate with people who have autism.

Specialists say it's important for family members to speak out, and let those in the community know someone in your home has autism.

9&10's Alyssa Gambla and photojournalist Erin Malone visited the training to find out more.