What is an Autism Alert Card?

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

Autism Anglia offers 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.

We use the card when we go out on trips. It has improved our confidence as parents to go out and about more frequently

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.

How to Apply for Your First Card

If you or someone you know would like a card, you can request one by filling out our online form. If you would prefer to fill out the form by hand and post to us, you can download the form here

If you would prefer to email copies of your proof of diagnosis, please email alertcard@autism-anglia.org.uk

Replacement Card

If you would like a replacement card, we can provide you with one for a £1 fee. You can make a payment by selecting the Donate button in the top right of this page, or send in the post (please ensure you include your full name and address with the £1).

On order for us to send you a replacement, please fill out our Card Replacement FormIf you would prefer to fill out the form by hand and post to us, you can download one here