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2023 Theme: Disability, Children and Youth
UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event which aims to promote disabled peopleâ€™s rights and their struggle for equality now and in the past.
This year UKDHM will take place from 16 November until 16 December 2023.
Every year, UKDHM focuses on a theme, this year the theme is Disability, Children and Youth.
UKDHM comes from a Social Model/Human Rights approach, so that all children and young people with long term impairment will not experience the social exclusion of stigma, stereotypes, negative attitudes and socially created barriers in the environment and the way things are organised.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Disability Toolkit
The provides advice, resources, and information assembled by the EDI Team and Staff with Disability Network on the following:Â
- Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia etc)
- Autism Spectrum disorderÂ
- Deaf/Hard of hearing
- Blind/Partially sighted
- Mental Health conditions (anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorder, bipolar, etc)
- Physical impairments
Neurodiversity, Capitalism and Socialism
Janine Booth is a workplace trade union representative and Co-Chair of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee.
She is autistic, has an autistic son and is a walking advertisement for autism in the workplace.
In this 18-minute illustrated talk, first posted in November 2018, Janine looks at what the experience of autistic, dyslexic and other neurodivergent people is under capitalism, what socialism can offer and how we get there.
BBC Radio 4: What If Everyone Was Disabled?
â€œEvery single day, Iâ€™m reminded of my disability. Yeah, it doesnâ€™t stop me from doing muchâ€¦ but the reminders are always there."
Mat Fraser â€“ writer, actor, rights activist, thalidomide survivor â€“ isnâ€™t afraid to challenge, to provoke and to ask awkward questions. Sometimes he allows his imagination to run riot. In this programme, he wonders how different things might be if the vast majority of people, rather than the minority, had a disability and assesses how far weâ€™ve come with accessibility and inclusivity, particularly in the last two decades, as well as considering whatâ€™s stopping us from going further. Money, power, politics, legislation and technology all play their part, but what about social attitudes towards disability?Â