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King_Oni

Well-Known Member
V.I.P Member
The Netherlands:

Here is a whole page of what themeparks accept the 'autipas' or a medical certificate, and what perks you get.

Welke dagjes uit zijn Autisme proof? – Uitmetkorting.nl Bespaarwijzer!

I had no clue we had such a thing. It's nice for it to be around for those who really need it. And whilst the discounts are nice, I do think the price is a bit steep to own a card, which I might only use incidentally (most likely only as a sort of "proof" when I have another run in with the cops)
 

Autism

Well-Known Member
The Netherlands:

Here is a whole page of what themeparks accept the 'autipas' or a medical certificate, and what perks you get.

Welke dagjes uit zijn Autisme proof? – Uitmetkorting.nl Bespaarwijzer!


If there is an official that dare call himself a peace officer, male or female and he or she mistreats a disabled person without regard to their condition then I would never ever stoop so low to try and explain to that person what may be causing me to act differently then a plebean.
Most police officers are plebean and I have a lot of officers who are stopping me, singling me out and harassing me: BECAUSE they know that I am autistic. This all stems from a so called security supervisor on an Air Force Base that did the same to me, including the workers that he employed.

I can sense when a person has trouble and would never ever dare interfere when noticing that they are having trouble.

I think anyone that mistreats a person with a particular condition and enjoys mistreating such a person will usually find that they themselves have a condition to wrestle with themselves: mostly jealousy, mischievousness, and sheer stupidity.
 

dragonwolf

Well-Known Member
In the US are your benefits based on your income? I make well above the national average income in my carpet cleaning business and was just wondering if they take income into consideration. Even though I make a good income I have to support 3 people off of it and by the time I pay our taxes and insurance and basic living expenses we don't really have extra money at the end of the month.

It's based on income and household size. Basically, if you make $30k, but you're the only one in your household, you won't qualify, but if there are 4 people in your household, and your total household income is $30k, then you might qualify. (The numbers are not actual, check out the pertinent websites for correct information.)
 
I live in Washington and when I was in high school i got a disabled pass which msde bus fares like 25 or 50 cents. It seems likely that most us transit systems would have some sort of disabled progrsm. I remember it taking some negotiation (and maybe some tactful bitching on my parents part) to get it but after showing them my IEP from the HD they gave it to me. It's all about advocating for yourself or getting someone to do it for you if for whatever reason you couldnt.

If anyone's interested I could find out just how exactly that went down n what my 'rents did to get it
 

Sindri

frangipani...frangipani...
You can't get $200 a month for SNAP just for being on the spectrum. Unfortunately they make it as difficult as possible.

Uh... Food Stamps (SNAP) varies by what you pay for and such (bills and utilities). Not everyone gets a straight $200 dollars.

As for Medicaid, some states don't cover dental at all. So you're basically stuck paying for your own dental.

Again, each benefit depends on the state and county you're in. Some offer more than others and vice versa.


Yes...I am unmarried, unemployed with a 2 year old daughter and I only get $115 from Snap a month. I live in VA. (worst state ever to live in for things like this) I have Medicaid but it doesn't cover dental. And dental is very expensive. So basically none of us have our teeth looked after.

I wish I lived in U.K. or Canada :( This place sucks.
 

unsurewhattoname

Well-Known Member
This may not be a list of all the available cards, as these are just the ones I can find an application form for.

These are free to get your first one, and £1 for a replacement card.

England
North
Cumbria: https://www.cumbria.police.uk/Advice-Centre/Personal-Safety/Autism-Alert-Cards.aspx
Cheshire: http://www.cheshireautism.org.uk/news/attention-card
Midlands
West Midlands: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/attention
Staffordshire: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/attention
Warwickshire: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/attention
Leicestershire: (not autism specific) http://www.leics.gov.uk/keepsafecard
Rutland: (not autism specific) http://www.leics.gov.uk/keepsafecard
East
Norfolk: http://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/get_support/alert_card
Suffolk: http://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/get_support/alert_card
Essex: http://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/get_support/alert_card
Cambridgeshire: http://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/get_support/alert_card
Bedfordshire: http://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/get_support/alert_card
Hertfordshire: http://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/get_support/alert_card
South East
http://amazebrighton.org.uk/amaze_news/new-alert-card-people-learning-disabilities-use-emergencies/
Oxfordshire: http://www.autismoxford.org.uk/index.php/alert-card/apply
Berkshire: http://www.autismberkshire.org.uk/berkshire-autism-alert-card.aspx
London: http://www.rcmh.org.uk/index.php?id=38
Hampshire: https://www.autismhampshire.org.uk/professionals/projects.html
Sussex: http://www.autismsussex.org.uk/our-services/autism-and-the-criminal-justice-system/
Kent: http://www.kentautistic.com/autism-alert-card/
South West
Wiltshire: http://autismalertwilts.com/
Dorset: http://autismwessex.org.uk/public/uploads/Alert_Card_Leaflet1.pdf
Devon: http://www.dimensionsforliving.org/Devon-autism-alert-card-application-process
Cornwall: Coming, details here: http://www.dimensionsforliving.org/devon-autism-alert-card-plymouth-torbay

Rest of UK
(these I'm less sure on if they're free)
Scotland
http://www.scottishautism.org/family-and-professional-support/autism-alert-cards/
https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5884
Wales
http://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/home.php?page_id=6406
(not autism specific) http://www.south-wales.police.uk/en/contact-us/keep-safe-cymru-card/
Northern Ireland
http://www.autismni.org/alert-card.html

Edit: Oops, forgot to say what these are. :oops:

They're called "autism alert cards" and you carry them with you (in a wallet or purse) whenever you go outside. Should you get into an emergency situation you show this card to the police/emergency services. They have a space for 2 contacts. They're for anyone with an autism spectrum disorder of any age, from what I can tell.
 
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GhettoButterFly

Well-Known Member
You can't get $200 a month for SNAP just for being on the spectrum. Unfortunately they make it as difficult as possible.




Yes...I am unmarried, unemployed with a 2 year old daughter and I only get $115 from Snap a month. I live in VA. (worst state ever to live in for things like this) I have Medicaid but it doesn't cover dental. And dental is very expensive. So basically none of us have our teeth looked after.

I wish I lived in U.K. or Canada :( This place sucks.

Yikes, I heard it's expensive in some parts of VA. Good news is, there is minimal dental coverage in my state. Kids on medicaid are covered dental wise, it's just it is hard to find a dentist that takes medicaid HMOs.
 

Aeolienne

Well-Known Member
V.I.P Member

toothless

this is mr shadow,my support cat
I don't see how I would be eligible for this, given that I can cook a meal, live independently (indeed I was an owner-occupier for a few years) and travel alone on public transport.


Presumably this does not apply if you already have a higher education qualification?
no i doubt you would get DLA, though-if you have any needs you struggle with but still live without any support its possible to get DLA as its not just about getting the care its also about needing the care [even if your not getting it].


if you have severe autism with learning disability [UK definition] you can get high rate mobility DLA under the behavioral and mental impairment criteria,this is how i get it,i am awarded it for life.

if you have high rate mobility,you can swap it for a motability car of your choice.

if you have high rate mobility DLA, you can get a blue badge for parking as long as you apply for it [it doesnt come automatically when you get awarded DLA].

if you go to the trafford centre,go to the information desk and ask for their autism pack,it comes with a manual and an easy[er] read manual of the trafford centre,a fiddle toy and a yellow wrist band-if you wear this, it informs staff at the trafford centre you have autism and it can help you be better understood if you need to speak to them or if you get lost,overloaded,have any challenging behaviors etc.
 

xudo

something and nothing
if you have high rate mobility DLA, you can get a blue badge for parking as long as you apply for it [it doesnt come automatically when you get awarded DLA].

You don't always need the higher rate of DLA to get a blue badge. This may differ from council to council though. Husband has one and doesn't get higher rate.

if you have severe autism with learning disability [UK definition] you can get high rate mobility DLA under the behavioral and mental impairment criteria,this is how i get it,i am awarded it for life.

Also, not always. They can be utter b******s when assessing people. Also, you may have to be reassessed when it changes to PIP. Husband is awarded for life, but has been told he will need to be reassessed when he is moved from DLA to PIP...like he may have suddenly become not blind :rolleyes:
 

toothless

this is mr shadow,my support cat
You don't always need the higher rate of DLA to get a blue badge. This may differ from council to council though. Husband has one and doesn't get higher rate.



Also, not always. They can be utter b******s when assessing people. Also, you may have to be reassessed when it changes to PIP. Husband is awarded for life, but has been told he will need to be reassessed when he is moved from DLA to PIP...like he may have suddenly become not blind :rolleyes:
they were supposed to be getting rid of the blue badge criteria without HRM, although im guessing that could have been just manchester? i dont know,i remember hearing it some years ago,they also started denying people with very severe anxiety from applying for a blue badge without HRM,people that bad would be house bound almost if it wasnt for a blue badge providing them near access to the car.
i used to argue constantly with physically disabled people why people with pyschological or neurological conditions may need a blue badge,why do people feel the need to question other peoples need for a disabled bay?
they even kicked off when blue badges started to be awarded automatically to people with SVI.

oh yes,the PIP reassessment!,im looking forward to it,i was non verbal and completely in my own reality when i was awarded the HRM-two professionals from the SS community learning disability team represented me at a tribunal and were out in 15 minutes,they said it should never have gotten to the tribunal stage.
but now ill be able to speak myself in how it affects me,and on top of that the police ever so helpfully provided me with a severe physical disability about 4 years ago so i would come under both the physical and behavioral/mental impairment criteria.

i wish your husband the best of luck with passing the PIP test,just get as many health professionals to back him up as possible.
is the benefit assessments pretty straight forward for visual impairment or is it as bad as it is for neuro/pysch/behavioral etc?
 

xudo

something and nothing
i used to argue constantly with physically disabled people why people with pyschological or neurological conditions may need a blue badge,why do people feel the need to question other peoples need for a disabled bay?

I've had arguments on more than one occasion with people over why I'm parked in a disabled bay when with my husband or with my Mum. My husband is blind, and my Mum can't walk without a stick...so yeah, people can be awful :rolleyes:

i wish your husband the best of luck with passing the PIP test,just get as many health professionals to back him up as possible.
is the benefit assessments pretty straight forward for visual impairment or is it as bad as it is for neuro/pysch/behavioral etc?

Thanks :) To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what it's like. He was assessed and qualified for DLA when he was still a child, and obviously as his eyesight will never improve, it's a lifetime award. I assume that it would be less complicated as you can just either give him and eye test, or he has a certificate of visual impairment from the hospital.

I hope your reassessment isn't too awful.
 

Lord Riot

Member
When I was diagnosed I got a card with Autism Aware on it, does anyone else have one?

Also, I'm sure I heard if you let an airport know far enough in advance you can skip the queues if someone in your party has autism, is that true? I hope so as I really really hate queuing, it makes me become so impatient and frustrated almost to the point where I have to stop myself from being rude and obnoxious. I wish I didn't feel that way but queues get me every time. Maybe that's less autistic and more narcissistic though, I don't know ...
 

Lord Riot

Member
I've had arguments on more than one occasion with people over why I'm parked in a disabled bay when with my husband or with my Mum. My husband is blind, and my Mum can't walk without a stick...so yeah, people can be awful :rolleyes:



Thanks :) To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what it's like. He was assessed and qualified for DLA when he was still a child, and obviously as his eyesight will never improve, it's a lifetime award. I assume that it would be less complicated as you can just either give him and eye test, or he has a certificate of visual impairment from the hospital.

I hope your reassessment isn't too awful.

I'm totally not being flippant here, a genuine question as I've no idea - do you, or anyone know if I could park in a disabled bay if I displayed my Autism Aware card on the dashboard?
 

xudo

something and nothing
I'm totally not being flippant here, a genuine question as I've no idea - do you, or anyone know if I could park in a disabled bay if I displayed my Autism Aware card on the dashboard?

Hmm..I doubt it. Maybe contact your council? In Cardiff at least, you'll get a ticket with anything other than a blue badge. Also as to your previous post about the Autism Aware card, I've never heard of it. I'm googling it now!
 

Lord Riot

Member
Hmm..I doubt it. Maybe contact your council? In Cardiff at least, you'll get a ticket with anything other than a blue badge. Also as to your previous post about the Autism Aware card, I've never heard of it. I'm googling it now!

This is what I have
 

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