Autism

Autistic people face discrimination and prejudice in a society which expects us to understand and fit in with social rules that are not of our making. People with autism are also part of the disabled people's fightback. This section includes my work providing 'Autism in the workplace' training and information for trade union representatives, plus campaign news, and personal and political observations.

NeurodiVERSE Leeds

22/11/2017 - 19:00

Still believe autistic people "don't get metaphors"? Think again.

Welcome to an evening of autistic poetry! Enjoy features from 4 fantastic autistic poets. Outspoken activists, geeky polymaths, stereotype smashers and weird wordsmiths Janine, Crake, Fay and Sez will take you on a neuroatypical poetical journey. 

£3 entry or £2 concession (eg, low income, no questions asked just pay what you can afford)

Speaking on Autism Equality in the Workplace, Otley Labour Party

09/11/2017 - 19:30

Pizza and Politics - Enjoy pizza, drink anda lively debate

Janine Booth introduces a discussion on Autism Equality in the Workplace: removing barriers and challenging discrimination

Janine is a writer, poet, trade unionist, socialist and feminist. She is autistic and is the author of the TUC Disabled Workers' Conference policy on autism in the workplace.

TfL Neurodiversity event - Autism Awareness event

21/07/2017 - 14:00

Venue: 10th Floor restaurant, London Underground Ltd HQ, 55 Broadway. Open to TfL / London Underground staff.

 

Janine will give a presentation about the social model of disability as applied to autism, and explain the role of the Trade Unions. (15:00-15:30)

 

After this and other speakers, Janine will take part in a panel Q&A session (15:30-16:00)

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