Autism Alert & Learning Disability Photo ID Card
What is it?
South Yorkshire Police and the National Autistic Society have worked together to create an Autism Alert Photo ID Card.
It's a credit-card sized card which helps police and other emergency services workers communicate with autistic residents more effectively.
It helps those on the autism spectrum feel more comfortable in what could be an extremely stressful or frightening situation.
The Learning Disability Alert photo ID cards to help our officers and other emergency service workers communicate effectively with individuals with learning disabilities.
On the application, you are asked to provide details about your sensory experiences, interests and communication needs, so if you ever need to present your card to an emergency worker, they then have this information readily available allowing them to work with a better understanding of your needs, to communicate more effectively and avoid any misunderstandings.
How do I get one?
Who are they for?
Anyone of any age can request an alert card, as long as they are able to provide us with a copy of their formal diagnosis from their GP, information that they are awaiting a diagnosis or similar and a passport sized photo.
How much are they?
The cards are FREE.