Release Date/Time: 4/18/2022 2:00 PM
Incident: Autism Awareness Family Fun Day
Date:\ Saturday, 4/30/2022
Time:\ 10:00 AM
Location: 312 E. Alisal St
April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the Salinas Police Department is happy to announce that we continue supporting and promoting awareness of this important cause.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest figures, estimate that an average of 1 in 44 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 have been participating in Autism Awareness during the entire month of April. Salinas Police Department employees have had the option to wear Autism Awareness pins and Autism Awareness patches on their uniforms to show our support of those who have an autism spectrum disorder.
The Salinas Police Department would also like to invite the community to an Autism Awareness Family Fun Day to be held at the Police Service of Salinas Headquarters at 312 E. Alisal St. on April 30th from 10am to 1pm.
Everyone will have the opportunity to meet your officers and participate in fun activities. There will be raffles and food. Come and join us for a fun day with your Salinas PD family.
Release Authorized by: Miguel Cabrera