Friday, October 7, 2011

Legislation Likely for Autism Aide Training

RICHMOND, Va. -- An Henrico County delegate said Thursday that he will introduce legislation requiring specific training for aides in public school divisions who are responsible for the care of autistic students, including personnel on school buses.
Del. Jimmie Massie, R-Henrico, said a similar bill last year failed after committee approval largely because of the uncertain monetary impact.
But Massie and longtime advocate for autistic children John H. Maloney of Autism Speaks said Thursday that a graphic video of the treatment of an autistic Bedford County student aboard a school bus is producing an outcry for more training.

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