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.
'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.
A follow-up course for PCS members and reps who have already attended the Stage 1 training course.
A two-day course for PCS reps and members in London and the South East.
If you would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary or regional training officer.
Venue: PCS headquarters, Clapham Junction.
If you are a PCS member interested in this event, please contact the regional office.
If you are a PCS member in the North West and you would like to attend this course, please contact your regional office.
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?
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.
Seem odd because they can't see
The trees for the wood
The government's consultation on transport accessibility has extended its deadline to Wednesday 22 November. Anyone can submit their views.