Cornwall Fire Services receives autism kits

Posted On Tuesday July 09, 2019

Mayor Bernadette Clement and members of Cornwall Fire Services visited Rachel’s Kids House of Hope on July 8 to accept a donation of three autism kits.

The kits, also known as ASD emergency vehicle calming kits, will be used to comfort children with special needs. Rachel’s Kids staff designed the kits based on the favourites of the children who use their services.

The kits also have instructions on how to use the tools, which include noise cancelling headphones, a weighted blanket, fidget toys, and a teddy bear.

“Cornwall is awesome to us,” said Kim Lauzon, Rachel’s Kids Executive Director. “We wanted to do something to give back.”

While visiting the House of Hope, Cornwall Fire Services staff opened up their truck to House of Hope campers.

“The City of Cornwall is grateful to Rachel’s Kids and to Kalem Payment for sharing their kits with our firefighters,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “This excellent partnership will ensure everyone feels comfortable when first responders are on scene.”

Payment spearheaded the #LetYourBlueShineThrough campaign, which raised $6,000 and funded the purchase of the autism kits.

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