Nassau County, Florida – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new autism awareness program that includes decals. Sheriff Bill Leeper said decals are a way to help first responders better help people with autism.
If a representative has to pull over or answer your residence, look for a sticker near the rear window of your vehicle or the front door of your home.
This decal will alert law enforcement that there may be an autistic resident inside. Nassau County legislators receive specialized training tailored to the unique characteristics, behaviors and needs of people with autism. People with autism have difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction, and can get lost.
A surrogate can better communicate, interact and calm down in stressful situations. Decals are provided free of charge to members of the community who have a family member with autism. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office also offers scent kits to help bloodhounds track down missing autistic people. Save the person’s scent so you can find it quickly.
Sheriff Bill Leeper said, “As a sheriff, I am thrilled with this DECAL program and the continued efforts of the men and women at the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office to meet the needs of our entire community. I am proud of that.
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