What is Autism 9-1-1?
Autism 9-1-1 is a program that allows you to register your child with your local police department and the New Hampshire 9-1-1 Center. Its purpose is to identify your residence as one where a child with autism lives, or a child may wander. Police responding to a call from your home will immediately know that they may be dealing with a person who has autism and will have a better idea as to how to manage the situation.
This program provides training to police officers so that they can recognize a person with autism and treat them in a calm, non-threatening manner.
What do you need to do?
Contact the Autism Center Coordinator at or (603) 459-1798, to find out when the next registration takes place in your town.
What happens when I sign up for the 9-1-1 registration?
Bring your child with you to the event where he/she will be photographed and you will fill out paperwork. You will receive copies of papers to place in your car and home, and to share with the local police department and state 9-1-1 system. This material can be invaluable if your child wanders since it will already be in police files and accessed quickly in the event of an emergency. You will also receive a window cling that will help first responders note that the car is carrying someone with autism.