If you are a PCS member and would like to attend this two-day online course, please contact your branchorganiser or regional office.
Autism and Neurodiversity Training
Bespoke courses for your trade union, workplace, campaign, community group or neurodivergent people's organisation.
Janine tutors this two-day course for PCS members who have already completed stage 1.
PCS members who have completed the Stage 1 course will be invited to join this course, tutored by Janine.
If you are a PCS member and would like to attend this two-day course tutored by Janine, please contact your branch organiser or training officer.
Janine will be tutoring this course at the RMT's national education centre in Doncaster.
If you are an RMT member and would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary or register via the union's website.
If you are a CWU member and would like to attend this course, please contact your branch.
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.
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!