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!
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.
Janine will be tutoring this week-long course, which will take place at the union's Bob Crow National Education Centre in Doncaster and is free for RMT members and reps to attend.
Janine will be tutoring this first week-long course, which will take place at the union's Bob Crow National Education Centre in Doncaster and is free for RMT members and reps to attend.
- LUL Fit for the Future Stations Equality Impact Assessment
- Disability discrimination cases in LUL
- Employers' disability policies
- Proposed employment policy on Autism
- RMT training
- Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
- UK Disability History Month
- UN to investigate UK government
- Access to Work survey
- WOW petition
Caused by what fors and closed doors
Something's up on the upper floors
Down on all fours
Looking for an explanation
Must be caused by vaccination
Caused by flaws or some mutation
Looking for the insanity clause
Looking for an injury claim
Looking for someone or something to blame
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE ORGANISERS.
Janine performing 'Manifesto from Behind the Mask', a poem about being autistic and try to fit into society, and about how society might change to make it easier for autistic people to fit in.
This performance was recorded at the launch of the DIRT poetry pamphlet, at the Betsey Trotwood in London, in June 2015.
It's something I am, not something I've got
Although that may seem a fine line
You can't separate us - oh no, you can not
It isn't Asperger's - it's mine!
At WEA London region.
A follow-up training day open to all those who have attended the Stage 1 briefing.