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Medical Alert IDs for Autism

 

A medical ID is recommended for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism. Autism is a complex medical condition that can impact a person's behavior and communication skills.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 children in the U.S. have autism. Autism is a serious neurological disorder and is considered an invisible disability that is not visible from the outside. There are no immediate or apparent signs that a person has autism. In an emergency, signs of autism are not readily visible to responders unless a patient wears an autism medical alert bracelet or necklace to alert others of the presence and challenges of autism.

 

“Emergency medical alert bracelets ensure that symptoms of autism, such as difficulty communicating and repeated actions or ticks, are not misdiagnosed by medical professionals. Wearing a medical ID clearly defines that these symptoms are linked to autism and that they are not caused by the medical emergency especially when time is of the essence.” – Madison House Autism

 


Common Forms of Autism

 

The range of autism spectrum disorders include:

  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Autistic disorder
  • Childhood disintergrative disorder
  • Pervasive developmental disorder

A medical ID is recommended to all forms of autism disorder. Consider wearing a medical ID for yourself or for a child if they are under one of these spectrums.


Medical IDs and Autism in Emergencies


Autism is an invisible medical condition, often without visible symptoms making it difficult for responders to recognize in an emergency. Medical IDs can alert others that a person has autism. A medical ID can help with  associated challenges:

 

  • An estimated one-third of people with autism are nonverbal. 
  • 31% of children with ASD have an intellectual disability.
  • Nearly half of those with autism wander or bolt from safety. 
  • Nearly two-thirds of children with autism between the ages of 6 and 15 have been bullied.
  • Nearly 28 percent of 8-year-olds with ASD have self-injurious behaviors. Head banging, arm biting and skin scratching are among the most common.
  • Drowning remains a leading cause of death for children with autism and accounts for approximately 90 percent of deaths associated with wandering or bolting by those age 14 and younger.

 

“The first question a stranger is likely to ask your child is, “What’s your name?” So it is important that your child can be understood by listeners who don’t know your child. If your child will not be understood or can’t relay enough information, you could use medical identification jewelry, such as a bracelet. Some companies only engrave an ID number and the company’s phone number, and when the company receives a call, a company representative contacts the parent or guardian. Other companies engrave whatever you request such as “Autism – Nonverbal,” allergies, and/or your cell phone number.”Organization for Autism Research


What to Engrave on an Autism Medical Bracelet

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Engraved information onpersonalized autism bracelets or necklaces is helpful to anyone responding to an emergency. This includes onlookers, paramedics, fire fighters, and law enforcement. In engraving an autism alert ID, make sure that it contains accurate information that is easy to read, even in the most difficult situations like a severe autism meltdown.

 

  • Wearer’s name – this is to provide responders with a way to address and connect to the person with autism. You may want to engrave the name that the wearer is most familiar with and would most likely respond to.
  • Autism – include information about the wearer’s autism spectrum and special considerations such as if the wearer is non-verbal or if they may resist treatment.
  • Other medical conditions that may or may not be related to Autism - examples are epilepsy, seizures, or ADHD.
  • In case of emergency contacts

 


 


“Consider using a medical alert bracelet for an officer to read that alerts them to your condition and the fact that you have an information card.” -
Autism Speaks
 

 


Our Adult Autism Bracelet & Wristband Options

When selecting an autism bracelet or wristband for yourself or a loved one, start with browsing our inventory and determine what style and metal type is best for your needs. We offer medical ID bracelets in stainless steel, sterling silver, titanium, gold-filled, 14 karat gold and rose gold.

  1. Stainless Steel Large Flex on Silicone Pro
    Stainless Steel Large Flex on Silicone Pro
    Starting at: $29.95
  2. Men's Stainless Steel Expansion Band
    Men's Stainless Steel Expansion Band
    Starting at: $32.95
  3. Women's Stainless Steel Expansion Band
    Women's Stainless Steel Expansion Band
    Starting at: $32.95
  4. Eternity Bracelet
    Eternity Bracelet
    Starting at: $39.95

ID Bracelets for a Child with Autism

Our medical ID bracelets for children with autism feature a variety of styles and sizes. From our fun action bracelets to our more refined sterling silver, you’ll be able to select a medical ID that advocates for your child without getting in their way.

Our Autism Necklace Options

If a medical ID necklace is more your style, or your loved one’s preference, we offer an amazing selection in styles from dog tags to elegant pendants.

  1. round sterling silver medallion necklace, classic and traditional style, embossed medical emblem on round id tag, curb style neck chain
    Sterling Silver Petite Necklace
    Starting at: $69.95
  2. elegant gold dog tag military style medical id necklace with blue medical emblem design
    10K Gold-Filled Dog Tag Embossed Necklace
    Starting at: $141.95

Featured Best-Selling Autism Jewelry

Here’s a couple of our customer’s favorite medical IDs for autism.

  1. Eternity Bracelet
    Eternity Bracelet
    Starting at: $39.95
  2. Sterling Silver Classic Bracelet
    Sterling Silver Classic Bracelet
    Starting at: $73.95
  3. Sterling Silver Classic Red Bracelet
    Sterling Silver Classic Red Bracelet
    Starting at: $79.95
  4. Unisex stainless steel dog tag medical ID necklace with bead style chain, brushed metal finish, id tag and red medical emblem design
    Stainless Steel Dog Tag Red
    Starting at: $39.95

Why an “I am autistic” Card isn’t Enough.

In an emergency situation, medical personnel are trained to search for a medical ID bracelet or necklace first to determine if there are conditions, allergies, medications, or other medical information that will impact their treatment. If the patient is unavailable to advocate for themselves, such as being incapacitated, the card will never be presented to the medical personnel to help them provide accurate and life-saving medical treatment.

 

Should I Still Carry an Autism Alert Card if I Wear an Autism Medical Alert Bracelet?

We would still encourage you to carry the alert card in addition to wearing a medical alert bracelet or necklace. This gives you the most control over your medical treatment in an emergency and will provide first responders with the information they need to provide treatment.