Autism Registry Coming to City of Kawartha Lakes
In November of 2011 both the City of Kawartha Lakes Ontario Provincial Police and the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service were approached by the Lindsay Asperger Autism Support community group who expressed realistic concerns of the potential for negative interaction between their children and the police. Individuals with autism can often behave in an unpredictable manner as they find it hard to cope with everyday situations.
Both police services worked together to establish an Autism Registry soon to offered to families within the entire City of Kawartha Lakes.
The Autism Registry is a voluntary repository of personal information about an individual with ASD that is submitted to City of Kawartha Lakes Ontario Provincial Police or the Kawartha Lakes Police Service.
The Autism Registry would help not only with addressing the fears and concerns of our community members, but would also provide valuable information that will assist with the safety of both community members and officers alike.
The initiative will commence with a community presentation on Thursday November 29th 2012 between the hours of 7-9pm at the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service situated at 6 Victoria Avenue North in Lindsay.