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Autism Equality in the Workplace: removing barriers and challenging discrimination

Published in April 2016, this is an essential handbook for trade unionists and others who are campaigning in support of autistic workers and for autism-friendly workplaces. With a foreword by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP, it provides practical advice to tackle discrimination in a society where only 15% of autistic adults have full-time employment.

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For a world where diversity is normal

Submitted by Janine on 6 June 2016 at 10:34

Published in Solidarity 409, 15 June 2016

Val Graham reviews Autism Equality in the Workplace by Janine Booth.

Janine Booth, poet and author of Autism Equality in the Workplace, is both a worker and trade union activist. A member of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee, her handbook Autism in the Workplace was published online by the TUC in 2014.

The importance of autism equality in the workplace – an interview with Janine Booth

Submitted by Janine on 4 April 2016 at 09:30

Published on the Jessica Kingsley Publishers blog.

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.