Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder are now required to fill out the Vulnerable Persons Registry that can be found on the City of Fredericton's website. The Vulnerable Person Registry is a registration system which allows citizens to record vital information pertaining to vulnerable family members or other persons in their care. This information will be used to assist police and other emergency services personnel, in the event of an incident involving the registered person. Once the form is filled out, please mail or drop off the completed form to the Fredericton Police Department.
Anyone who has previously filled out the autism registry form with Autism Connections Fredericton will be contacted during the month of the registrant's birthday. You will then be informed to fill out the Vulnerable Persons Registry form and submit it to the Fredericton Police Department via mail or drop off. Autism Connections Fredericton will no longer be accepting the Vulnerable Persons Registry forms.
Definition of a “Vulnerable” Person:
Any person having mental acuity deficiencies wherein the person cannot appreciate their surroundings and recognize the inherent dangers of environmental circumstances they find themselves in;
Any elderly person who is not medically diagnosed with a form of dementia, but by virtue of a mental infirmity causes him/her to wander and is a safety danger to themselves or others;
Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury etc. Not all persons afflicted with these conditions need be registered - only if the caregiver or family member believes that their condition affects their cognitive ability AND they may pose a danger to themselves or others.
Goal of Registry:
The goal of the program is to give police quick access to critical information about a bona fide registered individual in an emergency situation.
Annual registration is required to keep your form active. It is the responsibility of the applicant to re-submit the form. It is recommended that you re-submit on the registrant’s birthday to make it easier to remember.
How to Register:
Print off and complete this form and mail or drop off to:
Fredericton Police Force
Attn: Vulnerable Persons Registry
311 Queen Street
Please include a color photograph of vulnerable person with every registration. All registrations will be confirmed by a member of the Fredericton Police Force.
Please be advised that it will be the responsibility of the caregiver to re-new registrations on a yearly basis and/or update any change of the registrant during that year.
York Sunbury Ground Search & Rescue:
Introducing Project Lifesaver
The York Sunbury Ground Search & Rescue program is pleased to introduce Project Lifesaver. This new initiative allows caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorder or other diverse needs to monitor a person's location through the use of a wearable wristband in the event of an emergency. In the event that the wearer were to go missing, the search and rescue team would use the wristband to track the individual's location and facilitate the search process.
For more information, contact the York Sunbury Search & Rescue team for a free consultation.
Call (506) 461-5832 or visit YSSR.ca