Local business donates ‘autistic child' signs following report

- A local company has donated several signs to a family with an autistic son after seeing a report on Fox 13.

Chris Jaymes said he was sick of people speeding in his neighborhood, making it dangerous for his autistic son to play outside. He called the county and the state to obtain a warning sign similar to “deaf child” or “blind child”. Both agencies told Jaymes he was out of luck as those signs don’t exist.

After seeing the report, Shawn Andfrancine of Alpha & Omega Signs in Dunedin donated the newly made “slow down” signs. The company created a large A frame “autistic child in area” along with 2 additional street signs to be placed in the neighborhood.

Jaymes says that this issue is bigger than just his child. On change.org, he's started a petition to push the national Department of Transportation to make Autism Awareness signs available in every community, upon parental request.

"A lot of these kids don't have voices, and if it takes a parent like myself to voice for them, then I'm giving them a voice to make something happen,” Jaymes continued.

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