Autism and Alzheimer’s Outreach
Individuals with medical conditions like Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Down Syndrome have a propensity to wander. As police officers, we are often called to a home or area to assist a caregiver with locating a person who has wandered. On average, the Montgomery County Police Department investigates two missing (wandering) Autistic children cases per week. The department recognizes that caregivers of loved ones with these disorders have a huge responsibility.
The Autism and Alzheimer’s Outreach Unit is committed to educating and bringing awareness of these medical conditions to the community and to officers, while also providing resources to loved ones of those with one of these conditions.