Orland Park Police Launch Innovative ‘Occupant with Autism’ Program to Aid Emergency Response

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Orland Park, IL – The Orland Park Police Department (OPPD) has launched a new program called “Occupant with Autism” to enhance emergency response for individuals with autism. 

This initiative offers free decals for homes and vehicles to alert first responders to the presence of an occupant with autism. Residents and non-residents working or studying in Orland Park can participate. The program also includes a registration system, allowing residents to opt out of displaying the decal while still providing crucial information to the OPPD. 

Police Chief Eric Rossi highlights the program’s voluntary nature and its value in improving interactions with individuals with autism. The OPPD is dedicated to ongoing training for handling such encounters. 

For more information or to register, visit orlandpark.org/OWAProgram or contact AutismAwareness@orlandpark.org.

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