Adam Feinstein will examine the strengths of many people on the autism spectrum which make them an untapped human resource in the workplace. Using case studies, he will analyse potential employment openings across the autism spectrum and demonstrate why employing autistic people makes sound economic sense. He will examine misleading stereotypes and assess the alternative option of self-employment.
No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
Adam Feinstein is an acclaimed author, journalist and expert on autism. His book A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) received much praise (‘a treasure trove … and a terrific book’ according to Professor Simon Baron-Cohen). In 1998, Feinstein founded an international autism magazine, Looking Up. He also runs monthly online autism conferences on the Awares conference site for Autism Cymru, as well as the annual online Awares conference.