RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan is pleased to announce that the Raynham Police Department is now offering autism awareness seatbelt covers for residents.
The autism awareness seatbelt covers are free of charge for any Raynham resident in need of one.
The seatbelt covers help first responders identify if a person in the vehicle is on the autism spectrum during an emergency. On the covers it states that the individual may be non-verbal and shares further information regarding how they may react in a dangerous situation.
Any resident interested in receiving an autism awareness seatbelt cover should contact the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716 and leave a message for Lt. Peter Beatrice requesting one. The Raynham Police Department has a limited supply of covers.
The covers were provided to the Raynham Police Department by the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department.
“We encourage any resident in need of an autism awareness seatbelt cover to reach out and request one as soon as possible,” Chief Donovan said. “These seatbelt covers relay important information to first responders when they arrive on the scene of an emergency.”