As an autistic person diagnosed in my 40s, neurodiversity is a special interest of mine. As a species, humans have great variety in the ways our brains function. Autism is one form of neurological difference that represents this diversity. It’s not an illness and it needn’t be cured. It’s natural and normal.
That said, in our current society, neurodivergent people are disabled by social and environmental expectations placed upon us by a society not willing to explore ways to remove barriers that would ensure our full inclusion.
By selecting the Neurodiversity category on the right hand menu of this site, you can read about my experience of being autistic and my writing about disability rights.
You can also visit Autistic Families International, where I am a Director, to access many more resources about autism.