Autism ID Card
Autism is an invisible disability which members of the public and service providers may struggle to recognise and understand. AsIAm have provided many children and adults with an Autism ID card in order to help bridge this gap and help to empower autistic people in requesting assistance or support. You can apply for your card today using the forms below. Click on on the arrows if you are looking for the renewal or replacement application forms.
Apply for your Autism ID Card Below
Frequently Asked Questions
In order to cover the cost of admin, printing and equipment we’ll be issuing a €20 charge for new/renewal Cards and will receive an AsIAm Lanyard and card protector. There is a €10 charge for a replacement card/Lost cards.
You will receive your card within about 28 days
The Card will be valid for three years for children and five years for adults. Cards will be allocated on an individual basis and will cost €20.00 each for all ages.
The Card will serve as a proof of diagnosis when interacting with service providers. These include public servants and those working in private businesses. Any supports provided are at the service’s discretion. It does not automatically entitle cardholders and or their companions to discounts or preferential treatment over other customers, though AsIAm is currently in talks with a number of businesses and service providers to provide supports and benefits to cardholders.
In order to be eligible for an Autism ID Card, proof of diagnosis will be required. There will be several forms of acceptable documents for this, such as an assessment report’s front page or a letter from a clinician confirming one’s diagnosis of autism. These may be scanned and uploaded in the initial application. They will be appropriately destroyed as soon as the card is produced and will not be re-used or shared with any third party.
We will also require a picture of the applicant, with guidelines set in the application process.
All residents of Ireland, including those living in Northern Ireland, may apply for and use the Autism ID Card.
We will accept a diagnosis from any resident of the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland. However, we must stress that recognition of the document is at the discretion of the service.
The Autism ID Card is accepted in many places. The following organisations have contacted us to say that the card will offer certain concessions. Please check with the business as to what these are as they are subject to change from time to time.