Cardiff Disability Activist is right

I read on Wales Online about a Cardiff Disability Activist, Joe Powell, who has achieved success in terms of securing a management position, despite being told he has “Asperger syndrome.”

I think Joe Powell is on the right track. It makes sense to have people with disabilities working with those with disabilities as regardless of diagnosis they will have a theory of mind of what it is like to have needs that must be accommodated to be equal in ways that those without disabilities are not able to appreciate, however much they think they are able to.

Having someone speaking up for people with special educational needs in Cardiff is desperately needed, and I hope in his new role Joe Powell will be able to ensure universities, the police and other public authorities take their duties to people with disabilities seriously.