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Autism card scheme aids emergency services

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A new initiative has been launched that warns police and emergency services if someone has an autism spectrum condition.

North Yorkshire Police have joined forces with the National Autistic Society (NAS) to promote a new card that alerts members of the emergency services and the criminal justice system to someone with the condition.

The cards are available to anyone in North Yorkshire who has a condition under the autism spectrum and are designed to improve communication with emergency services and criminal justice professionals.

The Autism Alert Card will be launched at an event on Friday 22nd August at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters. This will be attended by representatives from across the council including the county’s emergency services and the health service, which are both supporting the initiative.

The cards are obtainable from local branches of the National Autism Society.

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