Since autism is an "invisible" disability, it is important for children with autism to have proper identification in the event he/she runs away or gets lost and is unable to communicate effectively. Proper identification also helps families feel more comfortable and welcome in public places. Once other people are aware of an individual's disability, the more understanding and helpful they become.
For children with autism spectrum disorders,opportunity, consistency and repetition are the keys to learning to become acclimated to a new environment.. Because generalization is difficult, a child with autism will need to spend time and explore each new environment and learn how to adjust. If wearing appropriate identification helps individuals with autism and their families gain a sense of understanding and support in the community, they can become less isolated and more independent. This is a win for the families and a win for the businesses.
One of the biggest
Since autism is an invisible disability, we've created a unique
Individuals, families, and anyone who supports autism awareness in the community can purchase identification items. These will be recognized at all Autism Friendly Locations. This also gives others
All Autism Friendly Locations will have identification stickers on hand or you can download and print an AOK identification card that you can keep in your wallet or wear on a lanyard. In addition, we have created a variety of AOK identification items to purchase in our