Autism Registry Information Presentation – Wednesday November 26th 2014

In December of 2012, the Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, in partnership with the Kawartha Lakes Autism Support Group http://www.kawarthalakesautismsupport.com/ launched the inception of an Autism Registry available to residents within the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The Autism Registry is a voluntary repository of personal information submitted to City of Kawartha Lakes Ontario Provincial Police or the Kawartha Lakes Police Service to better facilitate communication and interaction between police and our community.

The online registry promotes communication by providing quick access to critical information about a registered person with autism in a police emergency.  It captures information such as a full description, routine/favorite attractions, communication techniques, any special needs, as well as emergency contact information.

For families who may be looking for additional community support, representatives from the Ontario Provincial Police, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service and the Kawartha Lakes Autism Awareness group will be hosting a community information presentation on Wednesday November 26th 2014 at 7pm at the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service situated at 6 Victoria Avenue North in Lindsay.

All residents within the City of Kawartha Lakes are welcome.

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November is Homeless Awareness Month

Homeless Awareness Month is intended to bring attention to who our homeless and to dispel many of the stereotypical images associated with it.  There are literally thousands of homeless individuals in Ontario and Lindsay is no exception.

At 10 pm Wednesday evening, police were called to a Kent Street banking facility in Lindsay with information that an individual was sleeping inside the automatic banking vestibule. A 45 year old man was located seeking shelter from the cold.

“A Place Called Home” provides shelter to over 300 people every year and prevention services to thousands more.  “A Place Called Home” opened their doors to give this man a warm place to sleep last evening.  Thank you.

For more information on this organization, please visit them at http://www.apch.ca/ and Twitter @LorrieatAPCH