Monday, 28 July 2008

Article from Times, "Who'll be first to offer disabled people a job?"

This article from the Times was interesting about the latest reforms on Jobseekers and disability benefits.

Go to the Have Your Say section and click "Show All Comments", there are 2 with reference to Asperger, one mother of a daughter with mild Asperger and epilepsy, she hardly even gets an interview even with good A levels, degree, numerate and literate, and has decent IT skills. Another one noting employers asking for "team players" in job descriptions.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

BBC link to 'Work for benefits' article - comments by Scope

This BBC news article is on the government's 'Work for benefits' plan.

What really struck the chord was the comment from the chief executive of Scope "Disabled people face a myriad of barriers in finding employment, including negative attitudes from employers and inadequate social care support. Punitive measures against individual disabled claimants will do nothing to remove these barriers" citing the "target-led ethos" underpinning the reforms.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

'Bosses say I'm not a team player' newspaper article

This link was interesting to read about trying to change workplace attitudes to Asperger syndrome.