Details to follow!
'Neurodiversity' means that different people have different brain wiring. Unfortunately, those with a minority brain wiring - such as dyslexic, autistic and dyspraxic people - face discrimination at work and in wider society.
Dear 'Autism Parent'
When I found out that my son was autistic, it changed my world. I didn’t know anything about autism at that point. I and his dad wanted to know as much as we could find out.
What support could I get?
It seemed that I wasn’t going to be given that information readily! We had to find out about and fight for every bit of support: benefits, help at school, respite, and more.
Day 2 of this course.
Day 1 of this two-day course.
The second day will be on 6 June.
A panel discussion with speakers:
- Judy Singer, author of Neurodiversity: the birth of an idea
- Fergus Murray, co-founder of Autistic Mutual Aid Society, Edinburgh
- Janine Booth, author of Autism Equality in the Workplace
Timing provisional - exact times to follow.
Venue: HMRC, 1 Ruskin Square, Croydon, Surrey. Nearest mainline station: East Croydon
Janine will be running a workshop on Neurodiversity at this event for civil servants organised by their trade union, PCS.
More details to follow.
Stage 1 training for PCS reps and activists in the South West region. Please contact your branch secretary or regional training officer if you would like to attend.
PCS members who have completed Stage 1 Neurodiversity training will be invited to attend this course.
Please contact your PCS regional training officer or branch secretary if you would like to register for this course.
Since autistic activist Judy Singer coined the term ‘neurodiversity’ some twenty years ago, it has facilitated a great enlightenment and a progressive new approach to the experiences and rights of autistic and other neurologically atypical people.