Autism Alert Cards

Autism alert cards are a document that you can carry in your wallet to communicate your needs in an emergency or a situation in which you are unable to communicate them yourself.

Standard autism alert cards have a fixed text that is limited by the size of the card.  Here at the Autistic Empire, we’ve found that the alert cards that some of us carry rarely tell people what we need them to know when we’re having a problem while out and about.


We are therefore very excited to release a

fully customisable autism alert card!


Order your card here, or learn more below.



Tell people what you need them to know about yourself as an autistic person.

You can choose from 35 pre-set options across many different categories – behaviour, communication, sensory needs, environment, processing speeds, and meltdowns. You can edit these options, or add your own custom texts. You can tell people what YOU need them to know.

  • Inform people that you need a quiet area or to be left alone.
  • Certify that you are, in fact, autistic and you didn’t “make it up”.
  • Alert people to any comfort objects you need to carry.
  • Explain how someone should speak to you if you can’t speak to them.


Order your card here, or read on! 


Other options


Emergency contact details: if you find yourself in trouble, hand over the card so people can contact your trusted person and let them know what has happened.


For more information: We have a page written up at to explain autism to authorities and professionals.


Empowerment/validation: Not everyone needs to prove they are autistic because they’re in trouble. This is your membership card to the autistic community! Show it to anyone who says, “You don’t look autistic” so they can know that you are officially autistic, and officially awesome.



Your card will be printed on our printer and shipped to you by first class post. Shipping is included in the price to UK addresses.

Please note! The Autistic Empire does not have employees and there’s a massive global pandemic on disrupting international shipping routes. We do our best to get your card out to you as fast as possible.


Mask exemption – new for 2021


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have mandated mask-wearing in public, which puts many of us in a very difficult position. We have added a category of options for people who need a mask exempt badge to wear or card to carry. You can choose from a generic statement and image, or a disclosure for why you cannot wear a face covering. You can use our custom text field to cite any relevant legislation or rules in your jurisdiction.


Design your card here!


Bulk Orders


Our card designer is intended for use by individuals, but if you are an organisation or business and would like to place a wholesale order, we can supply cards with a fixed text or a discount code for a certain number of cards which you can distribute. Please email us at to discuss details.

If you would like to spread the word, we have a promotional poster available in PDF here, or as a hi-res jpg image here.