WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - On Wednesday, first responders were taught how to deal with emergencies involving people with autism.
Bill Cannata, a retired Fire Captain from the Westwood, Massachusetts Fire Department, talked to area police and fire departments about autism.
Cannata explained the actions of people with autism, the different types of autism, and how to identify someone with autism.
West Lafayette Fire Fighter Eric Doyle said the likelihood of responding to someone with autism is high.
“So we may have before, but not even know it. Where today we can learn how to identify, how to better treat, and handle patients with that type of disorder,” said Doyle.
Cannata will continue to speak to first responders through Friday.
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