Hi, I'm Deputy Rebers from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department doing a little talk on autism. Some of the things we've learned are it doesn't always get passed on to us that people... that a child may have autism, which is a good thing to pass on. Like if your child runs away, then we know it, we now know we have to deal with children with special needs. You approach them a different way.
The other thing is with the safety place, please make sure you have one that the child can actually get to, and it's something you have to practice so they get used to it. If the child has boundaries, like doesn't like to be touched, something like that, ah, that's great information to tell if you call the... the police department dispatch, the emergency com center, cuz then they will pass that on to the officers, and it minimizes any kind of problems we're going to have.
I'd also like to thank the Autism Society of Minnesota, for doing the training for us.