New Autism Alert Card - National Autistic Society and Police joint initiative

An autism alert card and passport scheme has been introduced across London, as a result of a collaboration between the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police and British Transport Police. It has been developed following extensive consultations with individuals with autism and their parents, the National Autistic Society, Autism Partnership Boards, and supported by the National Police Autism Association.

The cards will alert officers to the fact that the individual may have difficulty with communication and exhibit unusual or unpredictable behaviour. In turn, officers will be able to make appropriate and reasonable adjustments and interact with the individual appropriately. The larger passports will include the same information and can be carried in bags or rucksacks for the individual to produce when required.

For further reading, please use this link: 

http://news.met.police.uk/news/launch-of-autism-alert-cards-375740

To receive your own card & passport, please send your full postal address in an email to:

Autism@met.police.uk

Meadow High School may contact some of our families to offer support with applying for one of these cards.

 

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