Cumbria Constabulary joined forces with Triple A and launched an alert card in 2017, which people with autism can show people when they find communication difficult or need to explain their behaviour.
The cards were developed in consultation with adults with autism and parents of autistic children to tell people about the condition and ask them to show respect and tolerance. The cards provide information about autism, some simple advice and space for emergency contact details.
Cardholders are asked if they want their details held by police, so that if they report, witness, or are involved in an incident, officers will be alerted to the fact that the person has autism, allowing them to respond to the situation accordingly.
For more information on the Autism card click on the following link:
Autism Card Information
To apply for an Autism Card click on the following link:
Autism Card Application Form