#InclusionRevolution launches with national media coverage during this year’s National Inclusion Week.
In September 2022 DFN Project SEARCH launched a national employability campaign #InclusionRevolution, which aims to support 10,000 young adults with a learning disability or autism spectrum condition into full time paid employment by 2030.
The campaign received strong support in the UK media. Harry Georgiou (insert title), featured on Sky News Breakfast talking about his own personal experiences and how he is now using his role at DFN Project SEARCH to support others.
Our Founder and Chair David Forbes Nixon spoke to Mariella Frostrup on Times Radio about how there are so many young, ambitious adults who can offer employers so much yet are being prevented from accessing jobs due to stigma, prejudice, or inadequate support.
Claire Cookson also spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield and Talk TV about the #InclusionRevolution campaign and the DFN Project SEARCH conference.
Since launching, the campaign has also received strong public support, with British disability activist Shani Dhanda becoming an #InclusionRevolution ambassador and several MPs including Assistant Government Whip Joy Morrissey (Conservative), Daisy Cooper MP (Liberal Democrat), Lisa Cameron MP (SNP), and Marsha de Cordova (Labour), signing up to become #InclusionRevolution champions and endorse the campaign within their constituencies.
The campaign also saw endorsements from notable figures including Stephen Fry, as well as author and activist Kathy Lette, who commented: “With the right help and opportunities autistic people could give back to society in the most innovative ways.”
See coverage of the campaign in the Independent or Learning Disability Today.