Littleton police will sell special patches to raise money for autism awareness in April.
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LITTLETON — Police Chief Matthew J. Pinard announced that the Littleton Police Department is participating in the Autism Police Patch Program throughout the month of April.

The custom-designed patches will help to increase autism awareness throughout the community and raise money to be donated to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, which provides financial assistance for families caring for a loved one with autism and educates the public about autism spectrum disorder.

Littleton police officers will wear the patches on their uniforms over the course of the month to help promote awareness of autism spectrum disorder, of ASD.

“We are thrilled about this partnership with the Flutie Foundation in order to help support the work they do helping families and educating others about ASD,” Pinard said. “We encourage residents to purchase a patch to help support this worthy cause.”

Beginning April 1, those interested should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Littleton Police Department with a check made out to the Littleton Patrolmen’s Association. Patches cost $10 and can be purchased by mailing a check to: Deputy Chief Jeff Patterson, Littleton Police Department, 500 Great Road, Littleton, MA 01460.

All proceeds will be donated directly to the Flutie Foundation at the end of April. Residents will not be able to purchase the patches at the police station or with cash for the time being. The Littleton Police Department is limiting public access to the police station as a precaution against coronavirus.