Autisms a neurological condition, meaning that autistic people’s brains work in a different way than those of neurotypical people. Autism is also a spectrum condition, meaning that even though autistic people share some of the same difficulties, these are experienced in different ways.
Neurological conditions, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Tourette’s syndrome, all bring their own strengths and differences. Neurological differences should be recognized and respected just like any other human variation; every human is unique, and neurodiversity is just one of the ways that makes humans unique.
Instead of the stigma and judgement sometimes associated with neurological conditions, they should instead be shown understanding and support. Breaking these stigmas will allow the world to truly benefit from the unique gifts that neurological conditions can bring… A neurodiverse world is a better world.