Equity has published an innovative new guide for the creative and cultural industries on good practice in working with autistic artists.
Their guide is for casting directors, producers, educational establishments, stage managers and all those who work within the industry. It provides insight on how inclusion in the arts can be achieved for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The guide is the outcome of a collaborative exercise between Equity member JJ Leighton, and the union's Deaf and Disabled Members Committee (DDMC). A diverse range of autistic artists were consulted as part of the process. The resulting guide is their perspective on how to ensure fair and equal treatment of autistic artists in the industry.
It is hoped that the guide will help to enable autistic artists to gain work and flourish in a range of job roles and settings.
Find out more and access the guide here.