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On the evening of May 29, the Department and Autism Speaks will host the third annual "Autism Night Out" at the police academy. More information will be released about the event in the upcoming weeks!

Home Resources Autism and Alzheimer’s Outreach

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.


Quick Links:

Autism/Alzheimer’s Wandering Safety Tips

Project Lifesaver Intake Form

911 Script

Neighbor letter for autism in English

Neighbor Letter in Spanish

Neighbor letter for Alzheimer’s in English

Neighbor Letter for Alzheimer’s in Spanish

Project Lifesaver

For more information and/or assistance, please contact Officer Laurie Reyes at 301-840-2788 or via email.

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