An autistic MP who has only been able to make two speeches in the main Commons chamber since being elected is calling for a change in equality laws to force the authorities to make parliament a more accessible place to work. Jared O’Mara has had a series of requests rejected by the authorities that
Thousands of disabled children have won new protection from being unfairly excluded from school after a judge ruled that the government’s equality laws were unlawful. The upper tribunal ruled last week that a 13-year-old pupil, known as “L” for legal reasons, should not have been excluded from his school because his behaviour was linked
A legal case being heard this week highlights how disabled children who can be physically aggressive because of their impairment are currently being failed by equality laws, say inclusive education campaigners. The upper tribunal this week heard the appeal brought by the parents of a 13-year-old disabled boy, known as L, who was excluded
Union activists are planning a high-profile campaign against London Underground after it refused to introduce an employment policy on autism and neurodiversity. Janine Booth, a member of the RMT transport union, told the TUC’s annual Disabled Workers’ Conference in London that London Underground had refused even to discuss the idea of introducing a policy.
An autistic mum has secured more than 50, 000 signatures in just two weeks for a petition calling on the government to ban the sale of dangerous chemicals that are being sold as “cures” for autism. Emma Dalmayne says she has discovered dozens of “snake-oil salesmen” selling products which claim to cure autism, many
Disabled campaigners have expressed alarm after work began on a huge new “care village” for autistic adults, despite concerns raised by the local council. The £4 million project will see a 40-unit “specialist care centre” on land in North Shields, with the first residents expected to move in early next year. The project is