Help & Advice Useful Resources 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? For £5, Autism Anglia offers a 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. Has been very useful to wear round neck when providing evidence of disability when questioned about exemption from wearing face masks during Covid 19. Apply for your Alert Card Proof of diagnosis is required before a card can be issued.