JAM Card Scheme
The JAM Card Scheme was originally developed by NOW Group participants for those with learning disabilities and difficulties. However, it can be used by anyone with a communication barrier. For instance, JAM Card can be used by people with Asperger’s or autism.
It can also be used by those who have a brain injury and people who otherwise feel self-conscious about their ability to effectively communicate when engaging with others.
The card says, ‘Just A Minute’ on one side, and you can choose which message you would like on the other side of your card – it can be as simple as ‘I have a condition’.
Where can you get one?
JAM Card Scheme cards are available as a standard card with a lanyard, or you can download the app. There are over 35,000 users across the UK and Northern Ireland, and it is quickly becoming popular in restaurants, shops and most public places.
Companies can apply online for access to JAM Card Scheme training with the NOW Group.
Transport for Ireland have introduced the JAM card across their transport services.
Other companies who recognise the JAM card are:
Hopefully there will be many more businesses across the country that will join the scheme.
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