Sheriff Rick Staly and the FCSO wants to enhance service to the community’s special needs residents by offering our brand new "Autism Awareness" program!
The FCSO’s commitment to service in Flagler County is something that applies to everyone. This includes helping people with autism thrive in every situation. The FCSO is doing its part to customize the way it responds to calls where an autistic person may be present.
It all begins with our specially-designed logo below to help notify deputies who may be involved in a traffic stop or a call to a home, business or other location. The logo is a sticker that can be placed on the window of your car, your home or any location where you may have a loved one with autism. This is a great tool that allows deputies to quickly become aware there may be a person with Autism and will help us partner with the community in providing special consideration and sensitivity to your loved ones.
These stickers, along with a brochure sharing all of the details of the Autism Awareness program, will be sent to those who fill out an informational survey designed and provided by the FCSO Community Engagement Unit. The answers provided in this form, found in the link below, will collect specific information for deputies who respond to any situation where a person with autism may be on the scene. The information helps deputies know more about the uniqueness of the autistic person and can help build a communication link between the deputy and the individual.
Those taking part in this initiative may also benefit from the FCSO SafeTrak and Wanderer Assist programs. You can learn more about these additional tools in the "Programs" section above.
For more information on the Autism Awareness program, and other programs offered by the FCSO, contact the FCSO Community Engagement Unit at CommunityEngagement@FlaglerSheriff.com.
*If you would like to update an application already on file, please call the Community Engagement office at 386-586-4845 and they will gladly assist you.