Alert Card for Autistic People

Alert Card for Autistic People

Alert Card for diagnosed young people and adults (over 13 years)


The Autism Alert Card is a plastic card (bank card size), recognised by West Midlands, West Mercia, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and British Transport Police. It alerts security services and other people in authority that the individual is autistic and may have communication difficulties, become anxious and need additional support. It shows the card holder’s name and a maximum of two emergency contacts.

Cards cost up to £5 depending on where you live. Some Police Forces have subsidised the card for people in their regions. Please select from the 'dropdown' menu at the bottom of the page.

Only one Alert Card can be purchased per applicant initially at the cost per Police Force, all additional duplicate and/or replacement cards are £5 each, please add 'Duplicate Alert Card' from the menu items.

These Police Forces recognise our Alert Cards

West Midlands Police – Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull, Dudley,

West Mercia – Herefordshire, Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire, Worcestershire

Warwickshire

Staffordshire including Stoke on Trent

British Transport Police - for when travelling on BTP policed services like main rail networks.

Cards take around 2-3 weeks to be issued.

Please complete the purchase of your Alert Card to apply for your card.

Shortly after purchase you will be sent a link to view or download the application form.

You will need to attach proof of diagnosis (this can be a scan or photocopy, do not send original documents).

This can be one of:

  • Diagnosis letter
  • Medical report
  • Statement of Special Educational Needs/Education Health and Care Plan
  • Letter from a medical professional

Please email your completed form and additional documents to alertcard@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

Read our privacy statement here which sets out how we use your personal data:

https://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/what-we-do/community-support-services/


To download our free parent/carer Alert Card please visit:

https://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/home/alert-cards/


Please select your Police Force area from the dropdown menu below:

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