People have different views about the use of “assistant cards” – some have found them helpful and others would rather not use them at all.
There are a number of options to consider, we have selected just a few here:
Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time. Since its launch in 2016, it has now been adopted globally by major airports and venues and in the UK, by many supermarkets, railway and coach stations, leisure facilities, the NHS, a number of police, fire and ambulance services, and an increasing number of small and large businesses and organisations. Small charge.
This card is a way for you to let people know you are autistic and that you may need some extra time or help in certain situations. Free to download.
Journey assistance cards may make it easier for people with disabilities to travel. The card discreetly indicates to drivers that you may need additional support, help or a little more time. Free to download.