Category Archives: Disabled Members
Most autistic people want to work, but often encounter difficulties in the workplace which employers can address better. Author and workplace trade union representative Janine Booth, who is on the spectrum herself, outlines her ten examples of barriers for autistic people at work, and offers advice for removing them.
- Getting work
Job adverts often use jargon. Interviews may have sensory distractions, use sloppily-worded questions, and judge applicants on social behaviour such as posture. Employers can remove these barriers by advertising jobs clearly, using practical tests and allowing autistic applicants to have an interview companion. The Government can do more to actively support autistic job-hunters. Continue reading
Attendance Allowance is a lifeline that helps more than a million older disabled people remain independent at home. But Government plans to give Attendance Allowance to councils could threaten the future of this vital support for older disabled people. Continue reading
3 September 2016 1:00pm–6:00pm, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST. Click here to read more
A workshop on disability and sexuality Saturday 19 September London 1-5pm, see Sisters of Frida. Click here to read more.
SPECIAL DAY CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT Organised by the SERTUC Transport Industries Network supported by the Disability Workers Network & the Pensioners Network
SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2015 – 10.00-16.30 Continue reading