Hoosiers can now request an identification card from the Indiana State Department of Health indicating they are medically diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or another developmental disability. These cards are not required, but cardholders who choose to use them will be better equipped to convey they have a disability to first responders or anyone else. These have proven useful in the event that if, for instance, autistic behavior is mistaken for noncompliance or aggression.
In the coming weeks, I will be providing information on other new laws effective this month. Please contact me with any questions or input.