Business Disability Forum has responded to reports of a London man attempting to ‘cure autism’ with a reminder to companies that the condition is not an illness that is ‘treated’ and that trying to approach it as such is harmful and counterintuitive.
The 2016 Rio Paralympics mark a time to be proud, to celebrate and to hope for another haul of gold medals after a record-breaking turn at the Summer Olympics. It is also a time for reflection over how things have changed for disabled people in the four years since the last Games in London in 2012.
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Is the mainstreaming of disability and health the next logical step in disability inclusion? Or do health and wellbeing initiatives further exclude disabled people by promoting a single, counter-inclusive version of ‘the healthy employee’?
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Leading UK bank Barclays has achieved 98% in Business Disability Forum's world-renown Disability Standard – the highest ever score awarded to any organisation since the introduction of the Disability Standard in 2004.