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Lexington Police Department to Host Special Needs Community Day

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green will be the host of the the second annual Special Needs Community Day Saturday at the Virginia Hylton Park and parking lot area at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon.

The Special Needs Community Day is designed to provide familiarity and understanding of the role of first responders, their vehicles, and the equipment that they use. Those attending can meet police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, and dispatchers while putting hands on equipment and getting inside some of the vehicles which will be on display at the event.

Also on hand will be a dozen different organizations and service providers who work with the special needs community. Participants include Family Connection of South Carolina, Lexington Sertoma Club, United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina, ARC of the Midlands, ABA Autism Services of SC, Early Autism Project, Carolina Behavior and Beyond, Palmetto Language and Speech Center, Beginnings SC, Camp T.A.L.K., and Camp Mates.

“Our officers interact with the special needs community in and around the Town of Lexington daily and this event is a great opportunity for there to be a better understanding of everything that first responders do along with showcasing the many organizations that provide services to this community as well,” Green said. “This is a great event that we hope to continue to develop and grow in the coming years.”

For more information on the Special Needs Community Day event, please contact Corporal Cameron Mortenson at 803-358- 1504 or cmortenson@lexsc.com.

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