Captions at the theatre, finding out you’re autistic at 51, and a café with a difference – Disability in the news

A theatre production of Treasure Island in Derby has made the news for its integration of BSL and captioning. Hopefully this’ll one day be the norm for theatre audiences across the country, making for a more inclusive experience.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/01/treasure-island-review-bsl-production-a-sign-of-progress

TV presenter Melanie Sykes has shared that she is autistic. She found this out at the age of 51; this is interesting as it sustains the idea that autism sometimes goes undiagnosed in young girls. You can hear a snippet of her talking about the impact it has had on her life here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0b5mh1q

Fair Shot Café, which is located in a smart area of London, offers the chance for those with learning disabilities to gain barista skills through paid traineeships. The team also supports with the transition to employment.

Edmund Lewis, AGCAS Disability Task Group

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