2022 Autism Awareness Month

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News Date: 
April 1, 2022

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the Salinas Police Department is excited to continue supporting and promoting awareness of this important cause. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 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. The Salinas Police Department and its employees will once again be participating in Autism Awareness month. During the entire month of April, Salinas Police Department employees will have the option to wear Autism Awareness patches and/or pins to show our support of those who have an ASD and their families.