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Conditions - Autism

Why should someone with autism wear a MedicAlert medical ID ?

If a loved one with autism has a medical emergency or becomes lost, he or she may be unable to communicate, or be severely traumatized and upset by the unfamiliar surroundings and chaos. When every second counts, the MedicAlert 24/7 Emergency Hotline staff make explaining your loved one's needs easy, and they help paramedics locate family subscribers. When this happens, MedicAlert may be the only voice paramedics and doctors can rely on to deliver the right care. You know your loved one's safety is important. Learn more about our MedicAlert® Autism program.

How does MedicAlert work for people with autism?

Your MedicAlert medical ID bracelet is just what it sounds like: a medical alert to any paramedics or doctors who might be trying to save you in an emergency. Awareness of your condition can save you when every second counts.

Doctors often recommend that people wear an official MedicAlert ID bracelet. As a charity, we’ve been the trusted emergency information experts in Canada for over 60 years. Only MedicAlert ensures your bracelet is custom engraved in standard medical language reviewed by MedicAlert's medically trained specialists, and includes a 24/7 hotline to answer emergency questions from paramedics and emergency responders.

In fact, your MedicAlert medical ID works even when you're traveling. Our exclusive hotline specialists pick up the phone to take calls from paramedics in over 140 languages.

What types of medical IDs does MedicAlert have?

Your MedicAlert ID can be a bracelet, necklace, watch, wristband, and more. Our materials include gold, silver, stainless steel, and more. Browse our styles of MedicAlert ID jewellery for men, women and children.