COVID-19 Update: we have been in Lengthy discussions over the last few days with An Garda Siochána and the Department of health, we discussed with them the need to help people with autism support their need for movement breaks, their sensory needs and mental health, for example going for a drive or a walk longer than the 5km restriction.
An Garda Siochána have advised the following
Holders of the Autism ID card may present this when interacting with a member of An Garda Siochána to explain their reasons for either going for drive or extended walk. Holders of the card will be offered discretion as long as the following is adhered to:
While going for a Drive: you must not exit the vehicle
While out walking: You must maintain social distance of 2 Meters with other members of the public
We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our Autism ID card. This card has been developed to support people with autism and their families. These ID card’s will only be issued to people with autism and will be subject to the same vetting as our parking permits. After many discussions with many families and businesses all over Ireland we have agreed that the cost of this card will be €20 Valid for a two year period. The card will be valid for use at all of our public events, which will remove the need for explanation or proof of diagnosis.. It will also be valid for ongoing discounts from our Corporate partners . Each card will require a photograph to be submitted with the application and this will be embossed on to the card along with a security hologram to prevent abuse and reproduction.
To apply for an ID card please complete the form below (at the bottom of the page). Terms &conditions apply. additional corporate partners added weekly. Please note ID card must be produced at time of ordering or booking to receive discounts.
Where is this card accepted
How it works
This card is issued to the person with autism once evidence of diagnosis has accepted
Each card has a photo of the person with autism
Card must be presented when booking or attending an event
People with autism will offered discounts at our corporate partners or the carer will go free
Each applicant will be required to submit, through our secure portal, documented clinical evidence of a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. These cards are only available to applicants that provide this information.
All ID cards are fitted with unique hologram technology to ensure these cannot be copied or reproduced by any other source.
Our cards are Not issued by any other organization and are issued Directly from our head office in Limerick.
Who can apply?
Any person with autism from any country can apply for and use our Autism ID Card.
We will accept a diagnosis in form of a clinical document from a verified practitioner. However, Please note that recognition of the document is at the discretion of the service and is subject to verification
Please note Terms & conditions apply