Autistic people face discrimination and prejudice in a society which expects us to understand and fit in with social rules that are not of our making. People with autism are also part of the disabled people's fightback. This section includes my work providing 'Autism in the workplace' training and information for trade union representatives, plus campaign news, and personal and political observations.
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1. Disabled People Against Cuts held a week of action to coincide with the Paralympic Games. During the week, DPAC attended our Southern Rail picket line. Disabled campaigners have compiled a report alleging that Southern's plans to remove guards breach the Equality Act in making its services less accessible to disabled passengers.
Janine has had to pull out of this due to surgery, but will hopefully speak at next year's conference.
Janine will speak and run a workshop on Autism in the Workplace at this year's UK National Work-Stress Network Conference at the Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8RS
Understanding autism equality in the workplace
Booking fee: £20
Who is this course is for?
This half-day workshop is for anyone who works in the voluntary or public sector that wants to gain an understanding of the Autism spectrum.
The course equips participants with an understanding of the needs of people with ASD and enables them to develop strategies and tools for working with people.
Real Opportunities Hackney is a new project to help identify work and volunteering opportunities for autistic people and people with learning disabilities in Hackney, launched in September 2016.
Janine was the guest speaker at the launch event.
Details and new date to follow.
In a pub somewhere near the Lovell Park Autism Hub. Meet outside the Hub at 7pm or text 07957-217639 to find out where we are! Janine will give a take about Marxism and Autism, then we'll chat about it. Can Marxism explain the social position and experiences of autistic people? Are there specific Marxist theories that are useful? Is capitalism both developed and disabling? What's class got to do with it?
Venue: Kingsland Hub
Janine speaks on Autism Equality in the Workplace at a day event organised by Autism Anglia.
Venue: Theatre Royal, Norwich
Details to follow.