I’m Autistic: It’s an Adjective not an Accessory

I’m Autistic: It’s an Adjective not an Accessory

(and why I prefer to think of it like this rather than as IFL vs PFL) by Janine Booth ‘Autistic person’ or ‘Person with autism’? There are many good articles explaining why most autistic people prefer to be referred to as ‘autistic people’ rather than ‘people with autism’. The purpose of this article is not to add one more explanation to…

Is a neurodivergent worker disabled under UK law?
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Is a neurodivergent worker disabled under UK law?

by Janine Booth Is a neurodivergent worker disabled under UK law? The law judges this on a case-by-case basis. The 2010 Equality Act states that an individual is disabled under the law if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term, substantial, adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day…

Neurodiversity at Work: guides to rights and change – 10 webinars

Neurodiversity at Work: guides to rights and change – 10 webinars

In early 2024, Red in the Spectrum hosted a series of one-hour webinars on Sunday evenings about neurodiversity at work. We will run these and similar webinars in the future. Red in the Spectrum will also deliver these webinars to organisations. Contact us to discuss this. Detailed reports of the neurodiversity at work webinars are…

Neurodivergent and LGBT+: intersecting identities

Neurodivergent and LGBT+: intersecting identities

Neurodivergent and LGBT+: Intersecting identities It is increasingly claimed that: Neurodivergent (dyslexic, dyspraxic, ADHD, autistic etc) people are more likely to be LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or other non-cis/het) and vice versa. However: Many of the claims are anecdotal. Nearly all statistical evidence relates to autism, and to a lesser extent, ADHD. Evidence is…

ADHD medication shortage: driving round in circles
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ADHD medication shortage: driving round in circles

Janine and Liz have written this article about the current ADHD medication shortage for Asylum, the radical mental health magazine. Read more about Asylum here. We are writing this article while driving around to various places to obtain ADHD medication for Liz. She has had to take the afternoon off work, and if she didn’t…

Red in the Spectrum: positive about neurodiversity

Red in the Spectrum: positive about neurodiversity

Red in the Spectrum’s mission is to make a more inclusive world by empowering organisations to remove barriers and reap the benefits of working with minds of all kinds. Red in the Spectrum is run by neurodivergent people, and provides your organisation with training designed specifically for you. We can follow this up with speakers, materials,…