We would like to thank Delegate Edith Patterson from Charles County for taking the time to meet with us and offer so much support. We look forward to working closely with her to bring Autism and safety into the forefront for legislation. Community safety for all members of our society requires special considerations for some of our populations. Without training, law enforcement cannot be prepared to handle the many challenges. We want law enforcement and emergency responders to know we are here to help them do their job by providing a means of early recognition of the persons on the Autism Spectrum so they can understand HESITATE IS Appropriate for this population.
Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Delegate from the 23rd District of Maryland, made time in her tight schedule today to meet with The Benjamin’s to discuss Autism FYI Org. and their Mission to create a Safe environment for those on the Autism Spectrum. Discussion was brief but plans were made to meet again at a later time so that she can help guide us in ways that will help us to accomplish our goals. We were very appreciative of the time and attention she gave us at such late notice.