The Ridgefield Police Department has updated their Special Needs/Disabilities Program. This program acts as a facilitator with a goal of offering assistance when someone with Alzheimers or Autism is involved in an incident. Participation is voluntary and authorizes the disclosure to, and use of, medical information by first responders. A form can be filled out with critical information that first responders can use during an emergency, when the person might not be able to communicate for themselves. All information provided on the form is confidential and it is the individuals responsibility to update as needed. The form can be found on the Department's page of the town's website.