41st Precinct Hosts Autism Awareness Walk

(l-r) Jada, Jazmin and Hailey’s sign presented a positive message about autism.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the 41st Precinct Auxiliary Unit and NYPD CARES co-hosted the fourth annual Autism Awareness Walk on Wednesday, April 17 at 1035 Longwood Avenue. All proceeds raised by the walk will benefit CARES COPS, a nonprofit assisting police officers and community members that have children with special needs, provide awareness, resources and education for special needs.

Inspector Phylis Byrne (r), NYPD Auxiliary commanding officer, received a commendation from the offices of elected officials.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

Detective Herawattie Jeeuth received an award on behalf of the 41st Precinct.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

Chris (l) from Catholic Charities with Leia the dog and Jose with Luna the cat attended the annual walk.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

Police officers, children, families and residents marched around the precinct and surrounding neighborhood in support of National Autism Awareness Month.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

The 41st Precinct and 41st Precinct Auxiliary Unit presented checks to Autism Speaks and NYPD CARES.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

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