The Kissimmee Police Department has put in place a new autism-awareness program that would notify first responders when a person with autism is in a vehicle or home by placing a decal that says, “Occupant with Autism.”
Participants who voluntarily sign up for the program will be given a decal to alert officers, who could then know to utilize specialized training and experience to assist the autistic person.
The decal is available free of charge for residents that live within City limits. Participants will also fill out a form with any information they would like the officer to know about the person with Autism to assist them further. The form is available on the City’s website at Kissimmee.gov/autismdecal. Officers will also have access to the form and decals if anyone in the Kissimmee community is interested in signing up.