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Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

An off-duty Chicago police officer has been suspended for six months after authorities say he shot an unarmed, autistic man in 2017 on the city’s South Side Source: Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

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Opinion: Bill would foster understanding between police and those with autism | with Note From Eve

“As a person with autism, I know firsthand the need to address these situations — I’ve lived them.” In our ongoing efforts to help people with autism navigate an ever-changing world, we have often focused our attention on the everyday tasks — such as education and employment opportunities. But if we are to continue to […]

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

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 triggered […]

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Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Sept 24, 2009

Thu, Sep 24, 2009, 9:29 PM | Google News Alert for: autism A Horse and His BoyWall Street JournalIn 2004, Mr. Isaacson and Ms. Neff’s 2½-year-old son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder now diagnosed in one out of every 150 children …See all stories on this topic Free workshop Oct. 5 for people with autism specrum disorders […]