If you are a CWU member and would like to attend this course, please contact your branch.
Autism and Neurodiversity Training
Bespoke courses for your trade union, workplace, campaign, community group or neurodivergent people's organisation.
Two days - short days, with lots of breaks and activities away from the screen! - of training about neurodiversity in the workplace. Open to all PCS union members. If you would like to attend, please contact your branch or regional training officer.
PCS members who have completed the Stage 1 Neurodiversity in the Workplace training will receive an invitation to register for this course.
Thank you to Colette Marquess, a PCS union representative in Belfast, for writing this report after attending the Neurodiversity in the Workplace course run by Janine.
Details to follow!
I'm Janine Booth. I'm autistic, and I write and deliver training courses to trade unionists and others about autism and neurodiversity. As part of the courses, we look at real-life case studies of neurodivergent workers' experiences. It is important to use up-to-date case studies, so I am interested in hearing your story.
It is increasingly recognised that there are an enormous variety of different ways our human brains are ‘wired’. One of the ways this ‘neurological diversity’ finds expression is in a range of conditions such as those on the autism ‘spectrum’ (Aspergers, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, AD(H)D, Tourette’s Syndrome and others).
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!
A two-day online training course for PCS union reps and members. If you are interesting in joining the course, please contact your PCS branch or the union's training department.
Janine will be running this two-day onine course, training RMT reps, officials and activists in campaigning for neurodiversity-friendly workplaces and defending neurodivergent members against discrimination.
This course will also run on 2 and 3 November.