Thought Leadership Blog

This is a very exciting place as a source of ideas on how to build an accessible and inclusive world. We kick off with our first article by Microlink’s CEO Dr Nasser Siabi on supporting disabled and neurodiverse individuals in Education & Employment.

Towards a joined-up approach to supporting disabled and neurodiverse individuals in Education & Employment

Over the past thirty years – the length of time since we founded Microlink in 1992 – there have been dramatic changes in how we understand and talk about disability and neurodiversity. However, despite efforts to eradicate stigma and improve support to disabled and neurodiverse individuals, there remains significant work to be done. Read the full article

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Profile pictire of Dr Nasser Siabi CEO of Microlink

Disabled by Circumstance: Widening our understanding and application of the social model of disability 

The traditional model for understanding disability, referred to as the Medical Model of Disability, focusses upon the features or symptoms of a disabled person’s condition in order to define their disability. Of course, diagnostic medicine and treatment is enormously valuable; but it is not without its limitations. Read the full article

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Marius Frank