New initiative for special needs community

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A new initiative for the Special Needs community in Brownsville.

Down by the Border, the Driscoll Specialty Center, and law enforcement gather to unveil a series of decals meant to alert first responders about special needs passengers during an emergency. The groups are looking to help law enforcement better understand individuals that may seem violent or may have an unusual response to crisis.

The decals are free to the public and will be available at the Driscoll Specialty Center in Brownsville by application only.

Sergio Zarate, Down by the Border, “It’s not a law. You don’t have to put it on. It’s simply a resource you can put on your vehicle to alert law enforcement about your son or daughter.”

Jarret Sheldon, Brownsville Fire Chief, “This is going to bring awareness to how we’re going to respond and how approach the patients knowing that they have a special need.

Down by the Border says the initiative will start in Brownsville and they have plans of visiting schools and centers across the Valley.

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