Archived | Autism Speaks Applauds Chicago Police Department for Incorporating Autism Awareness into Training | Circa May 20, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Autism Speaks Applauds Chicago Police Department for Incorporating Autism Awareness into Training New Training Video will Help Officers Gain Insight into BehaviorsAssociated with Autism NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2007) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism advocacy organization, today applauded the Chicago Police Department for creating a new training video designed to help officers gain …

New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people | Jane Icke | Circa August 21, 2018

People who hide their autism by 'camouflaging' to try to fit into society, or who don't receive correct support are at higher risk of suicide, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Nottingham's School of Psychology and the Universities of Coventry and Cambridge worked closely with a group of autistic people who had …

GRAPHIC: Utah police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy video:

(Click source link to view video. Warning: It is GRAPHIC) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed. The videos show Salt Lake City officers …

Open Letter To NAMI Fresno Board, Members, and Community | Via Eve Reiland

https://youtu.be/-TBGge_Acj8 I'm cheering the culture shift in this year's NAMI Fresno yearly fundraiser gala. It felt so much more inclusive of people from all areas of our community - including peers, family and professionals. The event was held in a more appropriate and neutral location than in previous years. Christina Roup, NAMI Fresno's Executive Director, …

Crisis Intervention Training | It’s Already Working Here In Fresno, California

https://youtu.be/-TBGge_Acj8 Friday night, I was asked by Christina A. Valdez-Roup to share a few words at NAMI Fresno's annual Gala recognizing Fresno's CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) program. One in four is challenged with a mental illness, and one in 17 is challenged with a severe mental illness.  I am that one. Hi, I’m Eve Reiland.  In 2010, I …