Delaware County Council urged residents during a recent meeting to fill out and return U.S. Census forms as required by law.
County council also welcomed Robert Prince, board president for the Arc of Delaware County, as well as several other members and partners of DELARC in declaring March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
In connection with the declaration, council highlighted a relatively new tool for first responders to use in ensuring the safety of those with developmental disabilities, known as Premise Alert.
The Premise Alert System is a statewide program that allows families of those with developmental disabilities or special needs, like autism or dementia, to file a form with local police.
"By alerting local police about a person’s unique needs, the police and emergency responders will be better able to address an emergency where the resident might have a medical condition or a physical or mental limitation that would require special attention,” said council Chairman Jack Whelan.