Autism Awareness Card

Information about your Awareness Card


The Autism Awareness Card is a tool to support autistic individuals to communicate their needs in a wide variety of situations.  It was developed in partnership with statutory services and was produced to give an awareness of the issue’s autistic individuals face. 

The Autism Awareness Card will only be issued to those over the age of 10 with an autism diagnosis.  The card will also inform others if necessary, of an appropriate person who can be contacted. The support contact should be someone who knows the child well.  The information retained by Autism NI, with each individual’s informed consent can be shared.

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In Case of Emergency (ICE) wristbands

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For children under 10 years, Autism NI can also provide an 'In Case of Emergency' (ICE) wristband. This wristband has a space to write an emergency contact number so that you always have the telephone number of someone you trust to call if you are worried about something or feel unsafe. For example, if you were to get lost or separated from people you know outside, you or someone who is helping you can call your emergency                contact number to advise where you are. 

For more information about how to receive an ICE wristband or an Autism Awareness Card registration form, please contact Autism NI on:

Tel: 028 90 401729 Option 1                       Email:   

Autism NI, Donard, Knockbracken Healthcare Park,

Saintfield Road,

Belfast, BT8 8BH