07/21/2008

Autism training helps police tailor response

Related article: The 'Autism tsunami'

By Tara Malone
The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A teenage boy with autism slipped into his mother's car last fall and, acting out his favorite movies, went barreling 100 m.p.h. down a road in Naperville. When police gave chase, the flashing lights and sirens frightened him, and he sped even faster. Officers reached him only after he slammed the car into a tree.

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