Autism in the workplace

Writing, training, speaking, campaigning ...

Speaking and Rhyming at AutSpeak

12/01/2017 - 18:30

Janine will be speaking about autistic workers and trade unions during the speaker session, and performing some neurodi-verse later in the evening.

Autspeak presents...

"Building an autistic community"

Date: Thursday 12th January 2017
Time:18:30-21:30
Location: Cafe and bar, Artsadmin Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB

Introducing the TUC handbook, Autism in the Workplace

About the author

Janine Booth, is a member of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee and the committee of Autistic-UK. She is a former member of the national Council of Executives of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT). Janine runs Autism in the Workplace training events with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA). You can contact Janine by emailing j.booth@rmt.org.uk

Autism: Myths and facts

From the TUC handbook, Autism in the Workplace

Beware of stereotypes; they can overlook people’s individuality, and lead to mocking and bullying.

‘Autism is one of those trendy ‘conditions’ that everyone seems to have these days.’
This is a commonly-heard view, but an inaccurate prejudice which undermines the very real experiences of people with autism and their friends and families.

How workplaces can create difficulties for autistic workers

From the TUC handbook, Autism in the Workplace

Workplaces and employers make work difficult for autistic workers for the following reasons:

Discrimination: Treating the autistic worker differently from, less favourably than, others.

Bullying by management, including ridicule and physical/ verbal abuse.

Lack of communication and support.

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