Autism ID Card
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AsIAm’s Autism ID Card is a useful tool for autistic people of all ages to navigate their daily routines. It’s hard to predict what will happen from day to day, and if we find ourselves in a place where we feel overwhelmed, confused or just need a little help, the ID Card is a great way to advocate for yourself or your child.
The card contains a short description of autistic support needs and a reminder that the person with the card may need some extra help and support. Not only this, but many organizations have partnered with AsIAm to make the Autism ID Card a part of special offers and deals!
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Frequently Asked Questions
In order to cover the cost of admin, printing and equipment we’ll be issuing a €25 charge for new/renewal Cards and will receive an AsIAm Lanyard and card protector. There is a €15 charge for a replacement card/Lost cards.
Cards will be allocated on an individual basis and cost €25.00 each for all ages.
You will receive your card within about two weeks
Validity periods are as follows:
– Children: 3 years
– Adults: 5 years
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.
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.
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 the island 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.