The WV ATC offers two identification products to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in communicating important information about themselves.
ID cards are similar to a driver’s license in size and quality. They may be carried on one’s person and include information such as name, address, contact number, date of birth, communication ability, and medical needs. Additional space is also provided to alert others to “fears and dislikes,” along with effective “calming strategies.” The phrase “I have autism and may need some supports,” is also written on the front base of the card.
All About Me
The All About Me document is designed as a hand-out and provides detailed information about the individual with ASD. Basic information such as the individual’s name, nickname, birthdate, parents’ names and contact information are included. Details such as preferred and non-preferred activities, individualized goals, effective support strategies, etc. are also listed.