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Azcentral.com: Police: Prescott Valley father shot by 7-year-old son with autism

Azcentral.com: Police: Prescott Valley father shot by 7-year-old son with autism

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A Prescott Valley man was shot in the back while sleeping, and police say his 7-year-old son with autism pulled the trigger.

The incident occurred about 7:20 p.m., Wednesday, while other family members were in the home, Prescott Valley police said.

Police said the boy apparently knew

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Azcentral.com: Autism groups say families must prepare for police encounters — and officers need better training

Azcentral.com: Autism groups say families must prepare for police encounters — and officers need better training

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Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses are on the rise. Here are five facts about ASD. Wochit

Cynthia Macluskie, founder of Autism Society of Greater Phoenix.(Photo: Nick Oza/The Republic)

A Phoenix-area incident last year drove home the need to continue training first responders on interacting with people with autism

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Azcentral.com: Training police to navigate autism while teaching autism community about police

Azcentral.com: Training police to navigate autism while teaching autism community about police

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Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses are on the rise. Here are five facts about ASD. Wochit

Cynthia Macluskie, founder of Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, said all major first responder agencies in the Valley partner with health centers and local organizations to tap into learning opportunities. Macluskie’s son Mark Macluskie, 18,

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Azcentral.com: Family of autistic teen police mistook for drug user seeks $5 million from Buckeye

Azcentral.com: Family of autistic teen police mistook for drug user seeks $5 million from Buckeye

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Buckeye police have released body-camera footage of an officer detaining a 14-year-old boy with autism. Buckeye Police Department

Buckeye Police Department(Photo: The Republic)

The family of a teen with autism who was injured after a Buckeye police officer mistook him for a drug user last year seeks $5 million, according to

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Azcentral.com: Season for Sharing: Helping families that want to foster, adopt children in need

Azcentral.com: Season for Sharing: Helping families that want to foster, adopt children in need

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Your donations to the Season for Sharing campaign benefits local non-profits that help boost education, help older adults, aid victims of domestic violence and support children and families. azcentral.com

Brian Tuttle and his wife, Teresa, pose for a portrait at Saguaro Ranch Park in Glendale.(Photo: Cheryl Evans/The

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Azcentral.com: Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton puts on show for autistic brother he helped to raise

Azcentral.com: Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton puts on show for autistic brother he helped to raise

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Penn State coach James Franklin says “we love the Fiesta Bowl” after Nittany Lions improve to 7-0 with win over Washington

Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) celebrates a touchdown with teammate Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Mike Gesicki (88) during the 47th

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Azcentral.com: Autism is not my identity: How a Cave Creek teen lost his diagnosis

Azcentral.com: Autism is not my identity: How a Cave Creek teen lost his diagnosis

Mark and Cynthis Macluskie, his mother, have worked extensively with autism advocacy since then, including testifying in front of the Senate Health Committee in support of Steven’s Law, Arizona’s autism insurance bill.(Photo: Nick Oza/The Republic)

Mark Macluskie packed his belongings and left home for the first time to attend

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Azcentral.com: How a Chandler tech shop and robotics entrepreneur help adults with autism thrive

Azcentral.com: How a Chandler tech shop and robotics entrepreneur help adults with autism thrive

Ryan Sorrells, 31, works on building a trainer PC as part of a program aimed at helping adults with autism learn job skills for the technology industry.(Photo: Jerod MacDonald-Evoy/The Republic)

In a room no larger than a walk-in closet, a group works on high-tech gadgets from 3-D printers to computers

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Azcentral.com: Police video shows Buckeye officer detain autistic teen he thought was using drugs

Azcentral.com: Police video shows Buckeye officer detain autistic teen he thought was using drugs

Police body-camera footage shows a Buckeye police officer detaining a 14-year-old boy with autism after he became suspicious of the boy, who was practicing one of his calming techniques at the time.(Photo: Patrick Breen/The Republic)

 

Police body-camera footage shows a Buckeye police officer detaining a 14-year-old boy

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Azcentral.com: Does 'Curious Incident' at Gammage get autism right?

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The ASU Gammage 2017-18 Broadway season schedule has arrived. Wochit

Adam Langdon stars in the U.S. tour of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” the winner of five Tony Awards in 2015.(Photo: Joan Marcus)

There are a lot of reasons to see the Tony Award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” But is insight into the lives of people with autism one of them?

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