The Lynnfield Police Department is launching a patch program to help support Autism awareness. (Courtesy photo)
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Lynnfield Police patch program aims to raise autism awareness

LYNNFIELD — April is National Autism Awareness Month and the Lynnfield Police Department is launching a patch program to help support the cause.

The department will roll out a Police Autism Patch Program on April 1. The program will consist of selling limited edition patches for $10 apiece, with all proceeds donated to the Northeast Arc Autism Center in Danvers

Lynnfield resident Susan Parziale is spearheading the initiative. When she became aware of the success in the program in Reading, Braintree and Stoneham, Parziale said she initiated a discussion with the police depa…

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