I will be running my first Boston Run to Remember in honor of my favorite first responder, my uncle Roger. Officer Roger White, a Quincy Police Officer for over 24 years, and his family have been active in the ASD community and support the Autism Law Enforcement Coalition. I'm very pleased to be running for this organization.
ALEC began in 2003 as a collaborative effort of the The Arc of South Norfolk Family Autism Center and the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office. ALEC training helps foster a deeper understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among public safety and law enforcement personnel. Through ALEC, training is available for police officers, firefighters and emergency and courtroom personnel, using curriculum and videos specific to each group. Presenters are First Responders with direct knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders through a family member. The audience hears from a colleague with personal knowledge and an extraordinary investment in the program. The goal of ALEC training is to complement but not replace previous training and to provide additional tools to use in assessing the risk of a situation.
My uncle, Officer White has been a presenter for ALEC and I am honored to raise funds for such an important resource in our community. ASD is now believed to occur in one out of every 68 births. It touches all of us.
Please support my fundraiser and make a gift today.
Train with heart, run with purpose.