Training for first Responders

“Autism First Responder Training Video” developed by the Autism Society of Central Texas (this video can be seen at The video had interviews with parents of children with autism (including the Whittingtons) describing their concerns about unknowing first responders dealing with their children. Narration pointed out that the very behavior which ordinarily indicates guilty conduct, such not looking at the officer in the eye, seemingly ignoring the questions and even walking or running away, could be very normal for an autistic person.