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Autism and Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace
25 November, 2020 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Dr Catriona Stewart OBE , the founder of SWAN: Scottish Women’s Autism Network and Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell , Professor of Disability and Ableism Studies, School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee for this workshop that raise as many questions as answers, such as: The Equalities Act stipulates the requirement for employers to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for employees with protected characteristics.
What if, for autistic people, no-one knows what those adjustments might be, including the autistic employee? What about the barriers to gaining employment in the first place for autistic people? And what if, even when they scale those barriers, issues of communication in the workplace are so profound, they marginalise and discriminate in ways that are ‘invisible’ to all except the autistic employee? What is the cost and who pays it?