The Devon Autism Alert Card Will help police support people with autism

The Devon Autism Alert Card Will help police support people with autism

The card is for autistic people to show others if they are upset or likely to become upset. The person shown the card should then change the way they talk to the autistic individual.

The aim of showing the card is to defuse the potentially difficult situation and allow the autistic individual to feel safe and secure so they may become less agitated and anxious and the situation dealt with in the best way for all involved.

Who is eligible to receive an Autism Alert Card?

The Autism Alert Card can be issued to individuals aged 10 or over. Devon County Council, Plymouth Council, Torbay Council, Devon & Cornwall Police and Devon Link Up support the Devon Autism Alert Card Project along with other organisations

The Autism Alert Card is free, plastic and credit card sized and may be carried by an autistic individual to identify that they are on the autistic spectrum.

 

To apply for a card please for the link on Dimensions for living