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

People living with autism and learning disabilities in South Yorkshire will now have access to a free new initiative which aims to make it easier to navigate social and stressful situations.

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

On application, you provide details about your sensory experiences, interests and communication needs. On presenting the credit card-sized card, emergency workers have this information readily available, enabling them to communicate better and offer the most appropriate support.

Anyone with a formal autism diagnosis can apply for an autism alert card. These can be ordered by contacting your local National Autistic Society branch, or email South Yorkshire Police at: Autism_Alert_Card@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.

 


Contact Details

Contact name: South Yorkshire Police

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

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Locations

Address details:

Across South Yorkshire


Other Details

Cost: FREE



Published: 18 March 2020