SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Police Department, along with the Scarsdale P.B.A., will take part in the Autism Awareness Patch Challenge during the month of April.
The local program, initiated by officers of the New Rochelle Police Department, is designed to raise public awareness about autism and to support public safety’s response when dealing with those with special needs, according to a release from the Scarsdale PD.
The Scarsdale Police Department trains its members annually to respond effectively to the needs of persons with various disabilities, including those diagnosed with Autism, the release said.
The Scarsdale P.B.A has conducted fundraising efforts in support of Autism awareness and has worked with “Navigating the Spectrum” to further their programs of assisting those in need.
During the month of April, Scarsdale Police Cars will display the Autism Awareness magnetic patch, which was purchased by the Scarsdale PBA, in accepting the challenge and to reinforce the department's support of the program.
Some of the other police departments participating in the Autism Awareness Patch Challenge include Eastchester, Port Chester, Mount Vernon and Larchmont.