Beaufort Co. law enforcement will receive autism identification training under new program
BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Lowcountry Autism Foundation to launch the Lowcountry Autism Foundation Autism ID.
The LAF AID program gives law enforcement the tools they need to identify someone with autism.
LAF AID provides comprehensive training on Autism Spectrum Disorders and provides family access to a personalized identification number in case of emergency.
The program has created a sticker for families with autistic family members to place on the back of their car to notify authorities that the car may contain an autistic person.
This gives officers insight into how to approach a situation during a traffic stop. For example, an autistic person may be sensitive to blue lights or sirens.
Those interested in registering can do so at an upcoming LAF AID registration event or online.
The recent program registration event at Buckwalter Place Park in Bluffton saw 50 people register for LAF AID kits, which include an assigned ID number, two sports wristbands, two shoe tags and tattoos temporary.
The next registration event will be April 21 at Lowcountry Celebration Park in Hilton Head from 4-6 p.m.
For more information on LAF AID, click here.