Police Special Concerns Program
April is Autism Acceptance Month. The prevalence of autism in the United States has risen from 1 in 125 children in 2010, to 1 in 59 children in 2020; the need for awareness, promoting acceptance, and being more inclusive in everyday life is critical.
The Deerfield Police Department would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to enroll your child in our Special Concerns Program. We’ve developed a confidential form to capture helpful details about your loved one’s mental health concern, autism spectrum disorder or other helpful information that are only shared with emergency responders. This form captures a current photo as well as tips and remedies you wish to share to insure your child’s safety in an emergency.
For more information, contact Telecommunicator Candace Hill at either 847.945.8636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.