Autism Awareness Month
April 4, 2023
April is Autism awareness month, so we wanted to share a few things if you're interested in learning more.
- Here's an article written by an autistic person about their personal experience in the workplace titled, "Autism Doesn’t Hold People Back at Work. Discrimination Does.
- Specialisterne, is an organization that works to place neurodivergent people in the workforce, and seeks to create environments where they can thrive.
- A show that Ive watched (both seasons!) and really enjoyed on Netflix. It's a docuseries featuring a few Australian people who are on a journey to find their mate, called Love on the Spectrum. If you don't personally know anyone who is autistic, this show can definitely broaden your perspective on the disorder.
- The Neurodiversity Movement is a social justice movement that began in the 1990s, seeks civil rights, equality, respect, and full societal inclusion for the neurodivergent. The term neurodiversity was developed by Judy Singer, an autistic sociologist. Neurodiversity is the concept that there is diversity in how human brains are wired and work and that neurological differences should be valued in the same way we value any other human variation. Examples include many neurodevelopmental diagnoses such as Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, intellectual disability, schizophrenia and some mental health conditions like bipolarity and OCD.