Thames Valley Autism Alert Card

Autism Alert card

The aim of the Thames Valley Autism Alert Card scheme is to provide a simple way for autistic children, young people and adults, or a parent or carer, to quickly and easily explain their condition to others, giving cardholders more confidence to go out and about.

Autism Berkshire issues the Alert Card free of charge to anyone with a diagnosis of autism in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. 

The card is intended to be shown if the cardholder finds themselves in a situation where they need to indicate they are autistic, need support or cannot easily explain their behaviour to people around them or to the emergency services.

Along with simple advice about autism spectrum conditions, the card gives the cardholder’s name and details of two emergency contacts, such as parents or carers, so that those shown the card understand they are dealing with someone who is autistic and find out what they can do to help them.

Please note that all applications MUST be accompanied by a copy of documentation showing proof of a diagnosis. Proof can include a diagnosis letter, or a statement letter from a professional, such as a doctor, paediatrician, psychologist, social worker or school, or a medical report or assessment.

Applications can be made using the online form on the Autism Berkshire website - proof of diagnosis should be scanned/photographed and emailed to and also use this email address or call 01189 594 594 (option 1) if you cannot complete the online application form.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Julia Cox
Contact Position
Training and Family Support Lead
01189 594 594 (option 1) 01189 594 594 (option 1)
Thames Valley Autism Alert Card
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Where to go

40, Caversham Road
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The Thames Valley Autism Alert Card is issued free of charge

Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people
Supporting people with
Autistic Spectrum Condition


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