Autism in the workplace
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On Thursday 12 May, author Janine Booth and foreword-writer John McDonnell MP spoke at the launch event for 'Autism Equality in the Workplace: removing barriers and challenging discrimination', with contributions from two autistic workers and a parent of an autistic worker. Around fifty people attended.
Photos by Esme Bradbury, mostly.
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Autism educator Damian Milton (South Bank University, National Autistic Society) recently spoke with author Janine Booth about some of the issues raised in her new book, Autism Equality in the Workplace: Removing Barriers and Challenging Discrimination. During the interview Janine speaks at length about the importance of unions for employees with autism and how improved communication and understanding of autism by employers can benefit all workers.
Unionlearn is a great resource for trade union learning representatives, and for all trade unionists interested in gaining knowledge and skills and encouraging workmates to do so too.
Janine facilitates a workshop for delegates identifying the issues facing autistic workers and arming trade unionists with strategies for fighting for equality.
Venue: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Supporting you to support your learners
Unionlearn has long promoted the benefits of workplace learning and this event aims to help Reps explore ways to encourage learning for health, both physical and mental as well as discovering learning opportunities for health and well-being.
Three years ago, at the age of 45, I was diagnosed as autistic. It made complete sense to me, like being short-sighted all my life and finally getting a pair of glasses!