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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Blue Envelopes in a Massachusetts Community

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss interactions between first responders and autistic people.  Some jurisdictions allow autistic drivers to ask for a blue envelope to disclose the driver's diagnosis in case of an accident or traffic stop .

Temi-Tope Adeleye at WJAR-TV:

Dartmouth [Massachusetts] police are participating in a program to ease interactions with drivers on the Autism spectrum. Detective Kyle Costa said the Blue Envelope program allows drivers with Autism to share their status while following orders. "If somebody is out there that can't communicate as well as others that the program is obviously an awesome option for them," said Costa.