Autism Safety Project

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(KTVI) - Everyday emergencies require first responders to interact with all types of people including those who have autism.  That's why the "Autism Safety Project" was created in 2009.

Pattonville Fire Protection District's Lori Taylor just completed the program offered by the group, Autism Speaks and Bill Bolter, a St. Louis Autism Speaks board member talk about the program.

Beginning Wednesday through Friday, Autism Speaks will train first responders from all 34 engine houses in the city of St. Louis in handling emergencies involving children and adults with autism.

By the way, Autism Awareness Month is April. Autism Speaks is going to be lighting structures blue again in the region on April 2nd - World Autism Awareness Day.