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Feeling self-conscious, worried or concerned when outside the security of your own home?  Need something to help you overcome this?

Autism Anglia offer a free credit card sized Autism Alert Card as a way of boosting confidence and giving peace of mind if encountering emergency situations.

The project was developed in East Anglia in 2007 with the full support of Essex Police and the Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies.  It has since been adopted by the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Constabularies and the Bedfordshire Police to make it available in West Anglia also.

The card is designed so that an individual’s behaviour or the nature of their condition can be quickly explained when they find themselves in a difficult or emergency situation.  It also means that behind the scenes lots of work is being done to train the Emergency Services so that they understand what they can do to ease interactions they have with someone who has autism as sometimes a little knowledge can go a long way.

Please note that proof of diagnosis is required before a card can be issued.

Download the application form
to apply for your card today.


If you would like to receive further information
about the Autism Alert Card or the training available to professionals
please contact us, phone 01206 577678
or email info@autism-anglia.org.uk