Marlborough, Hudson police mark autism awareness month

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REGION – Marlborough and Hudson police patches have a new look this month as both departments are rallying for autism awareness.

Part of an initiative of the Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, the departments have introduced temporary patches bearing the autism puzzle piece symbol. Both are directing donors to send money to the Flutie Foundation. 

Hudson Police are specifically offering to send patches to people who provide a receipt of a donation greater than $10. As of April 9, they have also distributed autism awareness seat belt covers designed to help first responders understand why a person may resist aid in a crisis situation like a car accident.

“We’re excited to partner with the Flutie Foundation,” Hudson Chief of Police Richard DiPersio said in a statement, March 31. “Creating a community of autism awareness and acceptance is very important to the people we serve in our town.”

Learn more at: flutiefoundation.org.