We Rock for Autism

Tulsa Named Autism-Friendly City

Story taken from TulsaWorld.com

Originally Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Tulsa has become the first autism-friendly city by having first responders and more than 100 local businesses trained to recognize and properly respond to people with autism.

The designation was spearheaded by the founders of the Autism Center of Tulsa, two mothers of children with autism: Jennifer Sollars-Miller and Michelle Wilkerson.

Sollars-Miller said her now 16-year-old son, Josh, must be exposed to the community to be able to operate by himself.

“I want him to be as independent as possible,” she said. “And to do that I have to bring him out in the community.”

It’s important for first responders like police officers and firefighters to know how to recognize autism and deal with people who have it, she said.

Continue to full story: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/health/tulsa-named-autism-friendly-city/article_724b61e0-e092-53c4-997e-21533f7ab276.html

We Rock for Autism applauds the efforts of the businesses and people of Tulsa and look forward to seeing more cities following their lead!


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