Schools across the country have made autism awareness and education a priority.
Now a father is fighting to take that same awareness to the road.
He's designed a sticker to be placed on cars to give first responders a heads up when they approach the vehicle.
Brent Carmichael got the idea after considering several cases of autistic people who died during encounters with law enforcement.
He believes if first responders see the decal, their training will kick in.
And they'll know how to respond if the person in the car is frightened or agitated.
Carmichael would also like to see the decals displayed on house doors and windows.
That way if there is a fire , crews will be prepared.
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