What is the Autism Registry?
The Registry for People with Autism is a Niagara Regional Police Services initiative in partnership with the Niagara Region Chapter of Autism Ontario. The online registry promotes communication and gives quick access to critical information about a registered person with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The registry can provide police with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines, favourite attractions or special needs of the individual with ASD. This information can assist officers in communicating with, attending a residence of, or dealing with an emergency involving an individual with ASD.
Goal of the Program:
The goal of the program is to give police quick access to critical information about a registered individual with ASD in the community in an emergency situation.
How it Works:
- Complete the online registration form (Autism Registry New Form).
- The registry will provide the option to attach a picture (face only picture similar to a passport or school picture) to the form.
- Once the form is submitted, an e-mail will be sent out to confirm that the form was received.
- The registration form will be processed; if there is missing information, the contact person will receive a follow-up e-mail to provide the necessary details.
- Annual registration is required to keep the individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the registry. It is the responsibility of the person with autism or the parent/guardian to submit a renewal form (Autism Registry Renewal/Update). This should be done on or around the registrant’s birthday.
- If a renewal form is not received, the registrant will be removed from the Autism registry.
- The registrant can be withdrawn from the registry at any time. Follow the link to the online registry and select Autism Registry Withdrawal Form. Complete the form and submit it.
- To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions go to: http://www.niagarapolice.ca/en/community/Autism-Registry-FAQ.asp