Does anyone where to get a Professional Asperger's Card

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07 Jan 2010, 5:38 pm

I'm about to go to college soon, and I have never gotten an Asperger's card. I personally would like to have a card so I can present it to police officers and other people of such authority if I need to and because I am old enough to be considered an adult. I want a card that can be professionally done and not a card that you just print online.

Does anyone know where I can get one those cards? Thanks.



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07 Jan 2010, 6:57 pm

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07 Jan 2010, 7:15 pm

LOL, Willard!


If I had one it would have to explain AS (or PDD) in a way I liked, otherwise I wouldn't carry one. Like, I wouldn't carry it if it said "I don't understand social cues" but I would carry it if it said "I think different sometimes".



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07 Jan 2010, 8:13 pm

Don't discourage the OP. I have had cards and little info sheets for when I have a meltdown or shutdown. You don't show it to everybody just first aid or police. Police often mistake AS as drunk or on drugs. The card could stop you from being tasered or mistreated.


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07 Jan 2010, 8:16 pm

Im only going to present the card to police and first aid. I just want to know where to get it in the first place.



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07 Jan 2010, 8:30 pm

AHAA wrote:
Im only going to present the card to police and first aid. I just want to know where to get it in the first place.


This site is for the entire world. The response depends on your country. Perhaps you can ask your local Autism organization?



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07 Jan 2010, 8:37 pm

I need it to be in the United States



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08 Jan 2010, 1:50 am

Are you thinking of a business card type of card or a plastic card?



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08 Jan 2010, 1:56 am

I'd like to get one of those.


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08 Jan 2010, 5:07 am

Might try this place. I'm not sure if they have cars, tho...

http://www.medids.com/



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08 Jan 2010, 5:27 pm

like a plastic professional card so I the police will know it is the real deal not someone faking it by making his own card



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08 Jan 2010, 5:47 pm

I guess that unless there is a government body or local state authority that can so to speak "certify" people as having AS, there is no such thing as an official AS card. Therefore you have full opportunity to make such a card yourself. I've seen an example of the wording of one such card here on Wrongplanet, so if you can find that text here, just copy it and order a stack of cards via the internet.

Edit: This is what I found here: "Post subject: Asperger's buisness card" Search for it - perhaps it may prove useful for you.



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08 Jan 2010, 5:54 pm

I could be wrong, but I think the MedicAlert company requires a letter from a doctor before they'll make a bracelet. Dunno about a card.

Otherwise, maybe a "carry letter" from your doctor (on his official stationary w/phone number etc, of course). As to how seriously that will be taken by authorities is a question, though.

Maybe there's a business opportunity for someone in this.



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09 Jan 2010, 9:48 pm

As for the medic alert, I know they did NOT require a letter from my doctor when I got one for an unrelated condition. They just asked me what I wanted on it, and they helped with the wording to get all the important info that a first responder would need to know.



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09 Jan 2010, 9:58 pm

Thats correct. MedicAlert does not require a doctors note for anything.