Did you know all law enforcement across the country are being required to take classes how to handle a person with autism spectrum disorders? They are taught to recognize the symptoms and how the officer should act with an autistic person.
Special ed teachers work daily with special needs kids, but it's only been in the last few years when officers started coming in contact with young adults with these symptoms. Most officers didn't recognize what was going on unless they knew someone who had these kind of stressors.
Even so teachers are the first line for working with special needs kids, and they deserve a lot of credit for working with these kids and still remaining sane. A family may have one child like this and work with them 24/7, but a teacher may have many kids like this in her class room for eight hours.
Working with a special education child takes a family, teachers and a community in order to help them live normal lives.
Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you next Sunday.
Sandra K. Marshall, Author@Eirelander Publishing