Leeds Autism AIM and West Yorkshire Police have coproduced a free Autism Alert Card. The card can be used to help communicate your needs and how being autistic affects you in stressful situations.

The card can be sent to you in print or as a digital version to use on a smartphone or tablet. They will initially be available for autistic adults who live in the Leeds City Council area to use.

Information on the card includes:

  • Your name
  • Pronouns, if preferred e.g. he/him, she/her, they/them
  • Saying that you are autistic/have autism/have an autism diagnosis/identify as autistic
  • Up to four statements that describe your autism and how being autistic affects you
  • An emergency contact to get in touch with if needed


The card can be used in a variety of situations, including:

  • When you’re overloaded in a busy public space like a shopping centre and need to go to a quiet area
  • If you’re stressed or anxious but cannot verbalise your needs
  • You need reasonable adjustments to be made
  • You want to let people know that you are autistic

Apply For A Card

For more information and to apply for a card, contact the friendly team at Leeds Autism AIM or complete the online form below:

Apply For Card