Empowering People, Launching lives
As part of their internship at BeyondAutism, Alex and Martin have created a podcast series where they interview special guests on different topics relating to employment and autism.
The first part of episode 1 is available to listen to below, and parts 2 and 3 of the episode will be available shortly. Want a reminder when new podcasts go live? Sign up to our newsletter and never miss an episode.
In this episode we speak to Youtubers, Andy Burns (IndieAndy) and Daniel Jones, (The Aspie World) to get their take on the last year and the impact it has had on people with autism.
In the second part of this episode we speak to two more guests, Connie and Jennifer (Living with NLD), about their experiences over the last year and the impact Covid-19 has had on them and others with autism and learning disabilities.
In this episode, Alex and Martin discuss why having a job is so important for people with autism and learning difficulties. They also speak to a number of colleagues from BeyondAutism to get their views on a questionnaire they shared with staff on autism and employment earlier in the year.
Alex is joined by Victoria and Quinn, equality officers at trade unions, the FDA and TUC. They explore whether Brexit will offer more job opportunities for disabled adults due to less workers coming over from overseas and what the pros and cons could be of Britain leaving the EU.
In this episode, Martin discuss the impact job loss can have on people with autism, and some strategies to use when in that situation. He explores the importance of routine and seeking support when needed. He talks to Hazel, the parent of an adult with autism, and Richard, a Vocational Advisor.
Alex is a creative writing and media studies graduate. She is passionate about advocating for equal rights for people with autism and learning disabilities. Alex hopes this series will educate employers and raise awareness around the topics discussed. In her spare time, Alex enjoys going to concerts, watching horror films, and doing quizzes with friends and family.
Martin has worked in various backgrounds, including Law, Finance, Customer Service and Construction, over the last 13 years. His pastimes include film, television, games, music (he recorded the Jingle for our Podcast), and of course his family. Martin always likes to try new things.
Alex and Martin have produced this podcast series as part of their internship. From arranging the interviews to creating the jingle they’ve had a hands on approach throughout the process. Read more about the BeyondAutism internship programme here. If you would like to know more about the internship, or would like to apply, please do get in touch.