April is Autism Awareness Month.
Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences (like Autism, Aspergers, Sensory Processing Disorder, ETC) are a normal, natural variation of the human genome. My condition is not the result of an illness, injury, disability, disease or vaccine – this is the way I was born. It’s my genetic predisposition, and I don’t believe that I, or others like me, need to be cured. Rather so, neurodiverse individuals need understanding – and at times, different accommodations. So let’s forgo “Light It Up Blue” and go “Red Instead” for April to highlight Autism Acceptance.