August 12, 2017

Neurodiversity means that my brain is beautiful, and yours is too.

“What is neurodiversity?”

It’s the variety of ways that human minds work. No two people think exactly alike, in how we perceive the world and process that information. But there’s a range that’s considered “typical,” and minds that fall outside that range sometimes get a label for what makes them unique. One of those labels is “autism.”

Neurodiversity is a fact, but it’s also a movement. It means recognizing and celebrating the beauty of all minds, and supporting one anotherĀ in the unique challenges that we face.

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.