The Registry for People with Autism is a program in partnership with the Ottawa Chapter of Autism Ontario.
The goal of the program is to promote communication and give police quick access to critical information about a registered individual in the case of an emergency situation or contact with police.
The Registry can provide police with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines, favourite attractions or special needs of the individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This information can assist officers in communicating with, attending a residence of or dealing with an emergency involving an individual with ASD.
Although the program is titled Autism Registry, we have accepted registrations from other individuals where it would be beneficial to have the information prior to any interactions with police. We are currently looking at possible expansion into other communities who, by virtue of the information that will be provided, will meet the goals of the program.
If you have any questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us for assistance 613-236-1222 ext 6318.
Once the online form is submitted, you will receive a thank you notice by email which:
Annual registration is required to keep your form active. It is the responsibility of the person with autism or the guardian to resubmit their form. It is recommended that you resubmit on the registrant's birthday to make it easier to remember.