SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE - AUTISM ALERT CARDS

Across South Yorkshire

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Autism alert cards enable police and other emergency services workers to communicate with autistic residents more effectively, helping those on the autism spectrum feel comfortable in what could be stressful or frightening situations.

Description

South Yorkshire Police and the National Autistic Society have worked together to create a new Autism Alert Photo ID Card.

The free, credit-card sized, Autism Alert cards are now in circulation to help police and other emergency services workers communicate with autistic residents more effectively, helping those on the autism spectrum feel more comfortable in what perhaps could potentially be an extremely stressful or frightening situation.

In addition, we offer 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. 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.

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. The cards are free.

Download the Autism Alert card application form 

Download the Learning Disability Alert card application form 

Download the Mental Health Alert Card application form

 


Contact Details

Contact name: South Yorkshire Police

Email address: Autism_Alert_Card@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.

Mobile number:


Locations

Address details:

Across South Yorkshire


Other Details

Cost: FREE



Published: 18 March 2020