Autism Aware Card
Anyone with autism or Asperger's Syndrome over the age of 10, living in West Sussex can apply for a FREE Autism Aware Card. Parents and carers of children under the age of 10 can apply for a parent/carers version of the card.
Do you sometimes find it difficult to communicate your needs to other people? An Autism Aware Card can help! It will let people know about your condition and how they might help you.
The Card is known to West Sussex Police and Emergency Services. Showing your Card will help people know how best to support you.
People with autism can sometimes find communication difficult. The condition will affect people in different ways. People with autism can become anxious or angry in unexpected or unfamiliar situations. Their behaviour might appear unusual to others. To different degrees people with autism might have difficulties with:
The Card will help raise awareness and understanding of autism in West Sussex. It is for use in social and emergency situations only - it is not proof of diagnosis.
Sir Roger Moore KBE
Kindly sent a letter of support stating that the Autism Aware Card scheme:
"sounds most worthwhile and I feel could certainly help alleviate many misunderstandings whilst also leading to a greater understanding of the condition".