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Check out all of the resources available for people with hidden disabilities below. These resources are available on various organisations and  departmental websites. 

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Sunflower Lanyard Scheme 

This is a scheme that originated from Gatwick Airport, on how to identify someone with an invisible disability when using their disability services. It has now grown and expanded to the UK and Ireland and can be used in shops, services and transport. To find out more or to get your own sunflower lanyard/ pin visit

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Disabled Persons Parking Permit

This is a scheme which is now open to many disabilities including some types of invisible disabilities, depending on your condition and the eligibility criteria. To find out more information and to apply for the scheme visit

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JAM Card Scheme

The JAM Card Scheme, short for (Just A Minute) was launched in Ireland back in 2019. This is a card for those who have a learning disability or difficulty or anyone with a communication barrier. When you present it, it lets someone know what they "Need just a moment". For more information visit 

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DARE Scheme 

The Disability Access Route to Education is for any student sitting their leaving certificate with a disability, illness or condition which has a significantly impact on their education can apply for this scheme to reduce points for college courses , to ensure that everyone has an equal chance to progress into higher education. For more information, visit

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Priority Pass for Persons with a


This is a pass that can be used for Disneyland Paris during their stay in the park. This pass is issued at City Hall for anyone who presents with a disability or documentation of proof of disability that you are less able to stand in queues due to that disability/ illness or condition. To find out more visit

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Disability Allowance 

This is a social welfare payment from the Irish Government for people who have a permanent disability that prevents them from working in Ireland due to their condition with a weekly payment of €208. For more information visit allowance

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Accessible Toilets
Disabled or accessible toilets are for everyone who has a disability irrespective of how visible their condition is. Signs like these help raise awareness that some users have invisible disabilities

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Priority Seating
People with invisible disabilities can access priority/ accessible seating via ticketmaster for concerts, matches and events. Please check their website for more information! 

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Important Flyer 
This scheme is available at Dublin Airport for passengers to use. However, it is only currently available for people with Autism. For more information visit the Dublin Airport website. 

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Sunflower Parking Space
This scheme was piloted by Waterford County Council and was met with great excitement and praise. We hope this scheme will be rolled out across Ireland in the coming months. 

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Please Offer me a Seat
This scheme has been launched in conjunction with Invisible Disability Ireland for people with invisible disabilities to use when accessing public transport. It ensures that people with hidden disabilities have a seat in priority areas on public transport. You can pick one up at a local bus/train station. For more info visit

Medical Card
The Republic of Ireland have medical cards which allows people with low levels of income or people with profound illness or disability have free access to healthcare services and medications. To check your eligibility please log onto the HSE website for more information 

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