Autism Equality in the Workplace: Removing Barriers and Challenging Discrimination

Autism Equality in the Workplace: Removing Barriers and Challenging Discrimination

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Overview

Autism Equality in the Workplace: Removing Barriers and Challenging Discrimination by Janine Booth

Neurodiversity in the workplace can be a gift. Yet only 15% of adults with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) are in full-time employment. This book examines how the working environment can embrace autistic people in a positive way.

The author highlights common challenges in the workplace for people with ASC, such as discrimination and lack of communication or the right kind of support from managers and colleagues, and provides strategies for changing them. Setting out practical, reasonable adjustments such as a quiet room or avoiding disruption to work schedules, this book demonstrates how day to day changes in the workplace can make it more inclusive and productive for all employees.

Autism in the Workplace is intended for any person with an interest in changing working culture to ensure equality for autistic people. It is an essential resource for employers, managers, trade unionists, people with ASCs and their workmates and supporters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849056786
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Janine Booth is a workplace trade union representative and Co-Chair of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee. She is autistic, and has an autistic son, and is a walking advertisement for autism in the workplace. Janine wrote the TUC Disabled Workers' Conference policy on Autism in the Workplace and runs training events for the Workers' Educational Association and for trade unions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Foreword by John McDonnell MP. Introduction. 1. Autism in the Workplace. 2. Ten Barriers in the Way of Autistic Workers. 3. Remove those Barriers. 4. Autism, Work and the Law. 5. Organising for Change. References. Index.

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