by PCS rep, Helen Sheridan
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.
Janine will be tutoring this two-day course for PCS trade union reps and activists.
Details to follow.
If you are interested in attending, please contact the regional office or your branch secretary.
Janine will be tutoring this two-day, Stage 1 Neurodiversity in the Workplace training course for PCS trade union reps and members.
Details to follow.
If you would like to attend, please contact the regional office or your branch secretary.
You sit me on a chair that hurts
In a classroom full of noise and light
You put a pen in my wrong hand
And tell me that I have to write
You speak in terms that don't make sense
You write in symbols I can't see
You talk to everyone at once
You talk to everyone but me
Autistic, dyspraxic, dyslexic and other people with atypical brain wiring have particular experiences under capitalism. These experiences have positive and negative aspects, and for many people include distress and disadvantage. What are the roots and the causes of this experience? Can we develop the positives while removing the disadvantages? Can we resolve the negatives by tweaking the current system?
Janine will be speaking about rights at work and performing some poetry at this celebration of autisticness!
Venue: Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE
- free entry
- all welcome
- bring your own food and drinks
- other speakers/performers include: Emma Dalmayne, Callum Brazzo, Alexandra Forshaw
A one-day course for teacher trade unionists in the delightful surroundings of the NASUWT Hillscourt Education Centre in Birmingham.
Contact NASUWT for details and to register.
This is the speech I gave at the fringe meeting at Labour Party conference on 25 September 2018 about the draft Labour Party Autism / Neurodiversity Manifesto.
A lot has happened since I said to John McDonnell at a book launch two-and-a-half years ago that it would be a good idea for the Labour Party to have a specific manifesto on autism and neurodiversity.