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Charleston area firefighters, police officers learn how to interact with people who have autism

MT. PLEASANT, SC -

More than 40 law enforcement officers across the Charleston region learned about autism in Mt. Pleasant.

The training is meant to give people and first responders the tools they need to identify someone who may have autism; that way they can deal with them accordingly, rather than assuming that the person is non-compliant or poses a threat.

Tuesday's training is put on by a police officer from Pensacola.

He and his partner both have children who have autism.

This is one of three events in South Carolina.

The others will be in Columbia and Greenville.

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