“The most effective way to stop it is public pressure”: Talking about Spectrum10K with Irish autistic activist Ryan Hendry

Ryan Hendry

The Noncompliant podcast came out of hiatus this week to talk with autistic advocate Ryan Hendry about Spectrum10K, a currently-proposed project by UK business interests to collect DNA data on autistic children and adults for a database to sell to companies for commercial ventures. Ryan and I discussed the ethical implications of the project and others like it. We also talked about activism being welcoming to new members of the community.

Listen to the podcast via the audio file below, or on Spotify, Stitcher or iTunes here.

Read the transcript at the link below the audio file.


Transcript by Julie-Ann Lee: Ryan Hendry Transcript_Noncompliant Podcast

Ryan is a 27 year old Autistic and ADHD advocate from Carrick fergus, Northern Ireland. Whilst Ryan’s advocacy covers a wide range of topics relating to Autism and ADHD, he is particularly focused upon the issues that Autistic People face when finding employment, as well as issues that particularly affect young people between the ages of 16-21.

Liam O’Dell’s coverage of the Spectrum 10K papers