Neurodiversity Advocates: Ari Ne’eman

When Ari Ne’eman looks backs on the autism diagnosis he received at age twelve, he remembers it as “negative and frightening.” Though initially he had not viewed autism that way, interactions with the neurotypical individuals around him quickly distorted the way he viewed his diagnosis. As Ne’eman grew older, however, he began connecting with other autistic […]

Science and Autism: Myths Debunked

Upon hearing the word “autism,” a variety of things may come to mind. You might think of someone you know who has autism, remember a TV show you’ve watched about a character with autism, or think of stereotypes about autism that you commonly hear. These “autism myths,” though sometimes based in a bit of truth, […]