AURORA, Ill. – Discussing her efforts to help keep special-needs residents safe, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, was recently the guest speaker at the Aurora Kiwanis weekly luncheon, where she highlighted her efforts to create a new Person with a Disability Wallet Card for those who have been medically diagnosed with a developmental disability. This ID card makes it easier for disabled residents to communicate with police officers and other first responders and potentially minimizes situations that could escalate.
“The goal of this wallet card is to help residents communicate with first responders and clearly inform them of their condition,” Kifowit said. “Kiwanians can help spread the word not only about the Disability Wallet Card, but raise awareness that early detection of autism and other disabilities can help children lead a healthy and productive life.”
Kifowit led a legislative effort to create the Person with a Disability Wallet Card for those who have been medically diagnosed with a developmental disability, which are now available at Secretary of State driver services facilities across Illinois. Individuals can only receive this card after they have been approved by the Secretary of State’s office for an Illinois Person with a Disability ID Card.
Residents interested in applying for a Person with a Disability Wallet Card can visit https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_x164.pdf or call 800-252-8980 for more information.
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