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County sponsors autism awareness and emergency response training

(Clayton, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Jim Jefferson on Tues. Feb. 28, welcomed volunteers to the Autism Awareness and Emergency Response Training session hosted by the Gloucester County Department of Health.

The training session, offered assistance in an emergency situation to individuals with autism.  Carla Kephart Gloucester County Health educator and preparedness lead planned the training in response to interest expressed and as a part of the county's efforts to better reach and work with those with special needs. 

The training was provided by Brian Hinchliffe, M.A., BCBA of the Bancroft Organization.  Those in attendance were volunteers from Gloucester, Camden and Salem Counties who are part of Gloucester County Medical Corps Reserve, public health employees and others employees involved in emergency preparedness response efforts.

In photo: Brain Hinchliffe, M.A. BCBA Bancroft Organization and Freeholder Jefferson.