Lawrence — Police Headquarters brought autism awareness to police departments across the country on Thursday at a site where 22-year-old Alex Mann of Malvern, Pennsylvania, stopped by on a national tour.
This was the 294th time Mr. Mann, who has autism, visited the police station, where he spoke about how to interact with people with autism.
According to CDC figures, 1 in 44 Americans is diagnosed with autism.
“I would like to thank Alex for visiting the Lawrence Township Police Department,” said Police Chief Christopher Longo. “We are truly honored to be a part of Alex’s mission. A perfect example of what it means.”
In January, State Senator Doug Steinhardt introduced legislation requiring the Motor Vehicle Commission to provide autistic drivers with specially designed blue envelopes.