Fingal Libraries are delighted to announce that we are partnering with NOW Group, a social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism, to introduce the Jam Card service into all Fingal libraries.
JAM Card© was created in 2012 by NOW Group participants, with learning difficulties and autism, who wanted a discreet way of communicating to others that they need ‘Just A Minute’ (JAM) of time / assistance in certain situations. It has since grown and developed into a card and app that is used by people with any communication difficulty.
JAM Card© was originally developed for those with learning disabilities and difficulties, but it can also be used by anyone with a communication barrier. It has been widely embraced by people with Asperger’s or autism, those with a brain injury or people who otherwise feel self-conscious about their ability to effectively communicate when engaging with others. With over 110,000 JAM Card users and 10,000 app users, individuals presenting the card are asking for ‘Just A Minute’ of time and patience in a private, discreet, and easy way. It also provides an easy way for services and businesses to identify people with communication barriers and hidden disabilities to give them quality service based on their needs.