Thinking outside the box

The Art of Inclusion: Thinking outside the box- Neurodiversity and autism at work

In this episode, autism advocate Yenn Purkis shares their experience of being an employee with autism.

Expert comment from leading autism researcher Darren Hedley of LaTrobe University.

Note: since recording, Yenn Purkis has affirmed a non-binary gender identity and uses they/them pronouns.  

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Produced and written by Andrea Rivera and Sam Loy. Researched and hosted by Andrew Maxwell. Executive produced by Lisa Annese.

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All are welcome at the Spectrum Labor Fringe Event at the Vic ALP State Conference. I will be speaking on the subject "Migrants on the Autism Spectrum" because there is not enough attention to this issue, virtually nothing on the internet, yet there are specific issues that need to be aired and problems to overcome. I will be speaking based on my own experience of being a migrant on the autism spectrum, having a child on the spectrum and being a special needs tutor. I would appreciate Diversity Council Australia and supporters turning their attention to this matter. at the Victorian ALP Conference Fringe Program, this Sunday November 17th, 11.45 am in the Jockey Bar, Moonee Valley Racecourse. Spectrum Labor is a new group within the Labor Party, seeking to give people on the Spectrum (and their family member advocates) a voice within the political process. We also engage with Labor Enabled, a general disability group. Philip Gluyas, a co-founder of Spectrum Labor, will speak about "Autism we are different not less." Spectrum Labor is also petitioning the government for an inquiry into Autism hate speech with the view to giving Autistics protection from being vilified and misrepresented. For more information please visit our facebook page or come to the conference.

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