Helping Others Know Your Child Has Autism
An Autism alert card and passport scheme, has been introduced across London (September 2019) 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 Police officers to the fact that if an individual has autism they may communicate, interact and process information differently to those who do not have autism. In turn, officers will be able to make 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 if required.
For further reading, please use this link: Launch of Autism Alert Cards
To receive a card & passport for your child or others you may know who have autism, please send your full postal address in an email to: Autism@met.police.uk