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Reasonable Adjustment Cards

The GM Autism and Learning Disability Reasonable Adjustment in acute settings group have developed an additional resource, which is designed to be a small credit card sized card to ask for brief adjustments to ease the transit through the medical intervention/ support.
The card would be ideal for use in reception areas where it is unlikely that staff would have time to read a longer document. The card is based on an original card created by Royal Manchester Children’s hospital, which is part of Manchester Foundation Trust. 
The group has developed 4 versions of this card. These are below and can be printed off and laminated if required.
The idea is that, one side is for adjustments needed when you are feeling relatively calm and to help you remain calm, and the other side is to communicate a more urgent need when the person feels distressed and needs people to understand this, and to know how they can help.
Free downloadable cards:
Card for an autistic person
Card for a person who prefers the term person with autism or person with an ASC
Card for an autistic person left blank to personalise
Card for a person with learning disability left blank to personalise
It is strongly advised that if you have a passport, you should mention it on this card as your passport is likely to contain more detail.
For information that the NHS has published in relation to people with learning disabilities going into hospital click here. Some of this information is useful for autistic people who do not have a learning disability as well.