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New York State: Voluntary AUTISM ID launched; 2,000 cards requested first week

Mar 2, 2019, Gloversville (NY) Leader-Herald: Autism identification card released http://www.leaderherald.com/news/local-news/2019/03/autism-identification-card-released/ ALBANY — The launch of the state’s Autism/Disability ID Card Program has been announced by state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara as part of his Autism Action Plan in a news release. In its first week more than 2,000 cards reportedly have been requested. The card is unique and easily recognizable throughout the state, replacing locally issued identification and the homemade notes that many have relied on in the past. A companion bill in Santabarbara’s Autism Action Plan created New York’s Autism Training Program last year for law enforcement and first responders, who will now also be trained to recognize the card and the important information it contains. …