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Class prepares drivers with autism for traffic stops


WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies and a hospital's occupational therapists in a Chicago suburb have launched the first of what they hope will be a series of classes to prepare drivers with developmental disorders for traffic stops.

The course hosted by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and DuPage County deputies in Wheaton helps police recognize how someone on the autism spectrum reacts to stress and overstimulation, the Daily Herald ( reported.

The course was tested on four graduates of Marianjoy's Driver Rehabilitation Center.

The participants of the course r...

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