Sight loss does not equal job loss

There are many simple, practical reasonable adjustments employers can make for a job applicant with visual impairment.

Thanks to Chris for sharing this great article.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sight-loss-does-job-gill-perry

 

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Autism: the value of supported employment | Network Autism

Read this article written by Thomas Madar, a consultant with Auticon, an award-winning IT and compliance consulting business that exclusively employs autistic adults. Here, Thomas shares his experience of employment and how good autism support has been crucial in helping him finding and staying in work.

http://network.autism.org.uk/knowledge/insight-opinion/autism-value-supported-employment#.WldVr-S37xw.email

 

Thanks to Steevie for sharing this with us.

Entrepreneurs are often dyslexic, to some extent…

and Chris Dawson, who set up The Range, being interviewed by Peter Jones in this video below seem to example this. This is part of a Peter Jones programme in which he interviews successful business people.

This link starts at an extract, where Chris Dawson admits his dyslexia and Peter discusses it in the wider context.

https://youtu.be/mhxLuG7qtwA?t=34m4s

Thanks to Chris for this video.

 

 

 

 

 

Proud of student success

We are proud to share further news on Paul Whittington, an ALS student who has cerebral palsy. Paul has submitted his final PhD thesis and will be graduating as Dr Whittington in November! He has now started his 3-year post-doctoral researcher position in the Faculty of Science and Technology at BU. 

And if it’s not enough…Paul’s car and the system that he developed to control the motorised driver’s seat, lift and tailgate (SmartATRS) is going to be featured in the Special Issue 1,491 (pages 24 and 25)  of Auto Express magazine (20 Sep to 10 Oct).

Well done Paul, the sky’s the limit!

 

 

 

 

Supporting Dementia Charity Just Giving

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It is with sadness that we are writing about this particular charity for personal reasons. We’ve been recently made aware that a former colleague in ALS, Anne-Marie has been diagnosed with dementia.  Anne-Marie’s daughter Cecily is doing the Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and writes very movingly about her mother.

You can help Cecily Child raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page –

https://www.justgiving.com/mw218595?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=mw218595&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=P4kaNGZez.

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Alzheimer’s Society and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. Thank you for your support!