Autism Alert Cards
This card has been designed to enable those who carry it to identify themselves as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder and to alert the police and other emergency services when required.
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder may present unusually to those without an understanding of autism.
This could cause unnecessary stress and difficulty both for the individual with autism and the person dealing with them.
The card highlights how the bearer may have difficulties in talking and listening and may show signs of unusual behaviour.
This will alert the emergency services that the card holder may have difficulty communicating and may appear anxious in unfamiliar surroundings or exhibit behaviour which, to the unaware, may seem strange and could be misinterpreted.
It also includes a named contact, who can offer their support to help police, ambulance, hospital and other key public service professionals better understand the individual’s autism needs. The card is likely to be of most benefit to those who access the community independently but could be helpful for those who usually have the support of a carer or parent particularly if they were lost. It is available to all ages.
You can download an application form here below. Full details on how to complete the form,
what to send, and where to send it to, are on the form.