Autism

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.

Autism Bewareness Month

Welcome to our month of Autism Bewareness
No demands for equal rights or fairness
Reshaping round holes into squareness
You'll miss the point if you are careless

For it's our charity's consensus
That those afflicted are defenceless
We want a cure not independence
Please help us meet our great expenses

The Autism Show, London: speaking on Autism Equality in the Workplace

17/06/2016 - 14:30

Janine speaks about Autism in the Workplace: removing barriers and challenging discrimination in The Hub: Theatre 1 at the Autism Show at ExCel, London.

Janine will also be signing copies of her book, 'Autism Equality in the Workplace' at the National Autistic Society stand from 15:10 until 15:40.

The Autism Show, Birmingham: speaking on Autism Equality in the Workplace

25/06/2016 - 13:15

Janine will be spekaing on Autism Equality in the Workplace: removing barriers and challenging discrimination in The Hub: Theatre 1 at the Autism Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Janine will also be signing copies of her book, 'Autism Equality in the Workplace' at the National Autistic Society stand from 14:10 until 14:40.

Autism in the Workplace at Trade Union Learning, Health & Well-being briefing

26/02/2016 - 10:00

Venue: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Supporting you to support your learners

Unionlearn has long promoted the benefits of workplace learning and this event aims to help Reps explore ways to encourage learning for health, both physical and mental as well as discovering learning opportunities for health and well-being.

A Sonnet for Saga

'Sonnet' means 'little song'; Saga Noren is the (autistic) lead character in Swedish/Danish crime drama The Bridge.

A little song across a Bridge to link
A multi-neuro-lingual Tower of Babel
Two tongues, two countries, varied ways to think
On fire not cold, you're different not unstable
Unmentioned spectrum's focus, dedication
Not held up by romantic hero's arms
Your single mind concludes investigation
No need for verbal foreplay, social charms
Embittered colleague, hostile boss and mother
Atypical emotions still run true
The problems you have understanding others
Are no more than their problems knowing you
Subtitle this if our sort still seem foreign:
I think perhaps I love you, Saga Noren

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