People with autism often have a hard time communicating with others, which can make stressful situations like dealing with police or first responders during an emergency situation even more difficult.
There is now a special ID card that people with autism can carry that can help them in such situations. This card states that the person has autism and may have difficulty understanding or following directions. If you have a friend or family member who would benefit from carrying this card with them, visit Disability and Health for information on how they can get one.
Page last updated: March 23, 2018