A wallet card is simple piece of paper that discloses the individual’s disability and provides the contact information for their support person. Wallet cards are useful for police or other emergency responders to recognize that an individual has a cognitive disability and will require added support if questioned or needed as a witness.
A wallet card can help protect an individual from being unlawfully questioned about a crime and can notify the police that the individual does not understand his or her rights and wishes to seek support or legal counsel. Wallet cards can be used in a variety of situations, such as advocating for oneself. A wallet card template is available at www.saskfasdnetwork.ca.