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When it comes to discrimination on a more general level I have asked my fellow comrades to think about why people with Asperger’s are no longer allowed to have certain professions such as an engine driver and other professions. If nothing happens I will probably need to take address this issue in the International Labor Agency and other forums. I will also in time write to the appropriate forums in EU that deals with social security legislation and human rights concerning how I and others are treated by social security authorities in Sweden. The EU could be as a tool to prevent discrimination by introducing union wide anti discrimination laws that forbids discrimination of people with disabilities in the labor market. Of course these laws would need to have large fines to be effective. Therefore my suggestion is that if a corporation or organization is found guilty of discrimination in the labor market it would need to pay substantial fines both to the European union and the party that has been discriminated. I would also urge the European union to use funds from the European Social Fund to improve conditions in the labor market for people with neuropsychiatric disorders like Aspergers and ADHD. If I can prevent it I will not accepted to be discriminated against just because I have have Aspergers’ and ADHD. I will get back on this issue when something new happens and continue my personal struggle within this area. Regards Richard
Now I let me post an update concercining my struggle against Swedish Social Security authorities and my personal struggle for people with ADHD and Aspergers’. I have have reported the Swedish Social Security office to a Swedish Authority, “Diskrimineringsombudsmannen” that oversees discrimination. So far this authority has not made contact with me to possibly further investigate my case, I’m very disappointed in the fact that this authority has not made contact with me since the discrimination I have been subjected to is of a serious nature and is committed by a large Swedish authority, There are two possible reasons for the authorities not pursing my case further, 1.Lack of resources, the have to prioritize cases where they have a good chance to win. 2.My case doesn’t all within the area of Swedish anti discrimination laws. If the reason is either number 1 or 2 they anti discrimination auhoritiy should have fowarded this case to antother Swedish Auhtoirity that oversees that Swedish authorities follows due process called “Justitie Ombudsmannen” As usual I will probably need to make a report for myself to “Justtite Ombudsmannen” and hope that they might be able to further look into my case. I have found a lawyer that can give me some legal advice concerning my application for disability currently the case is going to a court in Växjö called “Förvaltningsrätten i Växjö”. If the court will rule in my favor or not remains to be seen. If the would not rule in my favor the legal and human rights consequences are quiet severe. It would in practice mean that people who are teachers and have Aspergers’ syndrome and not entitled to freely choose jobs and can’t rely on the welfare system if they don’t have the capacity to work full time while teachers, who have some other type of disability such as a physical one still can rely on the welfare system. A few more of my comrades in the workers movement has thankfully realized that there is something wrong with the how the system in Sweden process applications for disability concerning neuropshyciatric disorders.
One important right for me is free access to university and college education. I’m very concerned about the fact that many conuntries are starting to charge tuition fees. I come from the lower middle class and the tuition free college system of Sweden, combined with the intellectual curiosity and drive my ADHD and Asperger’s has given me, I have gotten a better future and very expanded mind through this education system. When tuition systems are in place it will be even more difficult for students like me and other social democrats who come from lower middle class home to go to college in other countries, unless they have financial support from their parents. To cite the great world famous prime minister Olof Palme. “A broad basic education with general usability gives greater security for the individual and a higher productivity in the labour market.” from the book “Politics is will for change, printed in 1968. Regards Richard iWise thoughts. Regards Richard
Please let me get back to this forum in due time with, general suggestions in a positive sense, on how conditions for people with neuropsychiatric conditions can be improved in Europe using the thoughts and visions of social Europe. That way people with and without these conditions can work together to better these conditions in Europe, like my vision of what EU should be, people of all backgrounds working together towards common goals. Regards Rikard Grossman-Nielsen
Equal rights for people with ADHD and Aspergers In this post I wish to bring up a very important subject and that is a subject belonging to the part of social europe, equal rights and fair treament! I am a Swedish high school teacher of 35years of age and a grass root, beloning to the Swedish Social Democratic Student Movement. I was diagnosed with ADHD and Asperger’s as an adult. Since I chose to be open about my diagnosis to reduce some prejduices and on other occations get some support from society I have been subjected to discrimination by among others: Swedish Social Security authorites, Some Swedish schools and even Swedish Counties! The discrimination of people with neuropshyciatric conditions like Asperger’s, ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome, Dyslexi and so on is a true modern human rights disaster. I would say that among western demoracies Sweden are definately not among the better ones to prevent to prevent this type of discriination. Among other examples the Swedish Transportations authorites willfully supended a train driver with Asperger’s syndrome and 24years of spotless service record. The Swedish State was later sued and the train driver was awarded damages in an anti discrimination lawsuit! Since that lawsuits Sweden has banned people who asperger’s syndrome and other neuropsychiatric conditions form alltogether! That why I on the 1st of may 2017 in the Swedish City of Borås, Sweden chose to carry a sign saying “Equal conditions despite Aspergers, ADHD!”. Shortly after the march I showed my dear fellow comrades the papers. Swedish Social Security authorities deny a disability equal to a 25% reducation of full time working ability. They mock me for having asperger’s and state that I should a find a job within my areas of interests, having little or no contact of people, where all days are predictable and free of stress! By this post I hope to inspire other young social democrats around in Europe to fight for rights of people with asperger’s and ADHD. I also hope to inspire other other grassroot politicians who have neuropsychatric conditions to be open about it and contiung to work on improving conditions for people with these conditions! Kind Regards Rikard Grossman-Nielsen
- This reply was modified 8 months ago by Rikard Grossman-Nielsen member of the Swedish Social Democatric Student Union.