What is the Voluntary Autism Registry?
The Voluntary Registry for People with Autism is a Royal Newfoundland Constabulary 2015-2016 pilot project in the St. John’s Metro Area in partnership with Autism Society, Newfoundland Labrador. The online registry promotes communication and gives police quick access to critical information about a registered person with autism. 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.