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.
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). His latest book, Autism Works: A Guide to Successful Employment across the Entire Spectrum, was published by Routledge in September 2018. In 1998, Feinstein founded an international autism magazine, Looking Up. He also ran monthly online autism conferences on the Awares conference site for Autism Cymru, as well as the annual online Awares conference.