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Autism society angry over security measures

Wants teachers of students with developmental problems to lose helmets

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The Autism Society of Quebec wants helmeted teachers who work with students who have developmental problems at a Quebec school to lose their protective gear. A spokesperson for the teachers union says the teachers, who each care for four students and have the help of two other adults, can’t always control their pupil’s aggressive behavior. The principal of the school had suggested wearing the headgear for their own protection. The autism society says the helmets promote a negative image of people with autism. An autism expert has been hired to show the teachers how to work with the students.

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