How will this registry help if my child/dependent adult goes missing?
If the individual goes missing and is reported by the parent/guardian, information about his/her physical appearance, the most likely places where he/she would go to, as well as triggers, stimulants, and de-escalation techniques will be sent to every police officer in the area to look for the missing person.

If the individual has not been reported and is incapable of effectively communicating his/her name to an officer, a computer check of the neighborhood, coupled with the physical appearance, may allow us to identify the individual more quickly. This will then allow us to use the contact information to connect with the parents/guardians. Please call 401-783-3321 for more information.

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1. What is the Autism Registry?
2. Can individuals with other communication disorders participate with this registry? Or is it restricted to those who fall within the Autism Spectrum?
3. If I don't live in South Kingstown, can I still register my child/dependent adult on the registry?
4. As soon as I send the registration, will the information be immediately available in case police response is required?
5. After I receive my confirmation "File Number" will I need to quote this number when I call the police?
6. Who has access to my child's profile?
7. Can I update my profile more than every year if there are changes? How do I do that?
8. Will I be notified when the annual renewal is required?
9. After my child/dependent adult is registered, and if there is an incident, do I need to do something to notify the police?
10. How will this registry help if my child/dependent adult goes missing?
11. What guarantees do we have that the interaction between our child/dependent adult and the police will be positive once he/she is registered?