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ROCKINGHAM — Around 20 first responders from around Richmond County on Tuesday received a crash course in how to interact with those on the autism spectrum.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Without North Carolina’s school-choice scholarships for students with special needs, retired soldier James Martin would have moved his family to another state. That’s how important these scholarships have been to his 11-year-old daughter, Mia. 

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ROCKINGHAM — One Richmond County family walked several laps around the track at Raider Stadium this weekend in a virtual 5K for Autism Awareness month in honor of one of their own.

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ROCKINGHAM — People across Richmond County and the nation dressed up in blue Friday for World Autism Day.

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The following free webinars are being offered by Sandhills Center Family Support and Community Collaboration. If you would like to register, contact the person located at the end of each description.

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RALEIGH— Today (Wednesday), the state House unanimously approved legislation (House Bill 91) to expand access to care for children with autism by reducing and streamlining unnecessary regulations. A similar bill in the Senate was unanimously approved on Tuesday.

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HAMLET — A teacher’s assistant at Fairview Heights Elementary has resigned following a complaint made by the mother of an autistic student after she found him covered in feces.

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We applaud Richmond County’s law enforcement officers who recently went through Crisis Intervention Team training, learning how to better deal with those who may be mentally ill or have developmental disabilities.

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