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How well is the Government upholding your Human Rights?

Call for evidence – the UK’s performance under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This is your opportunity to have a say on disabled people's rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

How can you contribute?
If you are a disabled person or an organization led by disabled people we would like to invite you to submit evidence for inclusion in our report to the Committee via our online survey


Dyslexia: Learning Disability or Entrepreneurial Advantage?
Submitted by Elliot S. Weissbluth
I was first diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, and then again 20 years later as an adult law school student.
Dyslexia affects each individual a little differently, but generally creates difficulties for processing written language. It is often characterized as a “learning disability.”

ATEC showcases excellence in assistive technology

ATEC Conference 2016
Thursday 24th November 2016
8:30am - 5:15pm
Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel and Spa,
119 Norfolk St,
S1 2JE
ATEC showcases excellence in assistive technology that removes barriers to learning and work.
Aimed at disability professionals involved in post 16 education and the work place, ATEC is a one-day event that allows you to listen to and meet with experts, solution providers and other like-minded people.

Jobcentre Plus Flexible Support Fund

From April 2011 a number of schemes operated by Jobcentre Plus – including the Deprived Areas Fund, the Adviser Discretion Fund and the Travel to Interview Scheme – were abolished and replaced by the “Flexible Support Fund” (FSF). The FSF gives Jobcentre Plus Districts greater freedom to tailor back to work support to individual and local need.

Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations

Thomson Reuters Launches D&I Index – Reveals Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally
First-of-its-kind D&I Index measures relative performance against multiple factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces. The Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley is the first advisory team to use the D&I Index as an investment tool.

Dyslexia Conference Spotlight on Dyslexia

Online Conference for Educators and Parents

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 9am - 6pm EST, Watch Live & Recorded for Replay

Keynote Presentation: Family of Strengths: Unlocking Dyslexic Ability


Yesterday was world mental health day, and this week there is an event at Burnley FC as part of mental health awareness week. So I have decided to re-post this.

Consultation on the public policy statement on Crimes Against Disabled People

The policy statement on crimes against disabled people:
*Explains the way that the CPS deals with and prosecutes crimes against disabled people, including disability hate crimes;
*Explains what victims and witnesses can expect from the CPS;
*Reflects the CPS's understanding that the social model of disability means that the prejudice, discrimination and social exclusion experienced by many disabled people is not the inevitable result of their impairments or medical conditions, but rather stems from specific barriers they experience on a daily basis;

Amend existing Hate Crime legislation to specifically include disabled people.

Hate crimes are recorded for disabled people, however the criminal offences detailing hate crime, do not cover disabled people.
Crime & Disorder Act 1998 "Hostility on the grounds of race & religion"
Public Order Act 1986 "Stirring up hatred on the grounds of race, religion & sexual orientation"

Legislation needs to be clear and precise in its definition of the people targeted by hate crime and in the sentencing of those who commit hate crimes. It is a unique offence and needs to protect all those whose lives are devastated or ended through hatred.

Dont panic Disability hate crime convictions surge by 40 per cent

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Disability hate crime convictions surge by 40 per cent
Both prosecutions and convictions are up
Prosecutions for disability hate crimes surged by more than 40 per cent last year compared to the year before, official figures show.

The Attorney General’s Office released statistics showing that the Crown Prosecution Service completed 941 prosecutions for such crimes in 2015/16 compared to 666 in the previous year. Convictions were also up by a similar rate, from 503 to 707, also around a 40 per cent increase.

NHS employers Diversity and inclusion events

Throughout the year there will be diversity and inclusion events which are available for you to attend. The table below has details of the events to date, and how to book a place. Please use it to help plan your year ahead, and to find out what's going on regionally and nationally. The table will be updated as and when new events are announced.
for events click here

Petition: Make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free on the NHS.

Petition: Make dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia testing free on the NHS.
This needs to be supported, because an assessment can cost up to £700. To get support in the workplace by the Department of Works in Pension under their Access to Work scheme, you need to have an assessment. The Adult Dyslexia Organisation is the UK's largest and most established user lead group with 25 years experience of successfully supporting and campaign for changes.
This is why we urge you to spread the word. post on social media email it to friends make a video and post it on our FB page

Dyslexia Awareness dates

Dyslexia is celebrated every October in many places here are a few dates and locations. if you want to add your country to the list contact us or post on out facebook page

Dyslexia Awareness Week 3rd - 9th October 2016:
* Dyslexia Awareness Week in most of the UK.

* Dyslexia Awareness Week in Island.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 16th - 22nd October 2016:
* Dyslexia Empowerment Week in Australia.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 7th - 12th November 2016:
* Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland.

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

9 - 11 October 2016 The Modern Honolulu, The Hilton Hawaii Village and Resorts and the Hawaii Prince Hotel
Organizers: Charmaine Crockett
Telephone: (808) 956-7539
Registration Contact: Erin Green,, (808) 956-8816
Address: 1410 Lower Campus Rd., #171F
Fax: (808) 956-4437


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