Individuals on the autism spectrum may present unusually to those without an understanding of autism. This could cause unnecessary stress and difficulty both for the individual with autism and the person dealing with them. In particular, public and emergency services professionals may be presented with challenges as a result of an individual’s unique behaviour.
Recognising this, Scottish Autism has been working closely with public service professionals in the Strathclyde and Central Scotland areas to develop a greater understanding of autism which has led to the development of an Autism Alert card.
This card enables those who carry it to identify themselves as having an autism spectrum disorder. The card highlights how the bearer may have difficulties in talking and listening and may show signs of unusual behaviour. It also includes a named contact who can offer their support to help police, ambulance, hospital and other key public service professionals better understand the individual’s autism needs.
To request an Alert Card, please contact Scottish Autism on 01259 720044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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