Release Date/Time: 4/2/2020 11:57 AM
Incident:Salinas PD Participates in Autism Awareness Month.
Date: Thursday, 4/2/2020
Time: 11:57 AM
Location:City of Salinas
Salinas PD Participates in Autism Awareness Month.
April is National Autism Awareness Month and today April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and the Salinas Police Department is exited to continue supporting and promoting awareness of this important cause. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that an average of 1 in 68 children in the US have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that can cause significant social, communication and behavior challenges. These challenges often present unique safety risks which may increase the chance of encounters with police and other first responders.
The Salinas Police Department and its employees will once again be participating in Autism Awareness month. During the entire month of April, Salinas Police Department employees will have the option to wear Autism Awareness pins to show our support of those who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, all Salinas PD vehicles will display an Autism Awareness decal. We will also continue to participate in briefing training to educate our officers about ASD with Behavioral Health experts.
The Salinas Police Department would also like to remind everyone that we have the National Autism Societies 'Meet the Police” form to assist us in providing the best service we can to those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. These forms will be available at the front counter of the police department once we resume regular business hours.
Salinas PD Autism Awareness patches are still available for $10 by sending your request via email to [email protected]
Release Authorized by:Miguel Cabrera