A variant of a particular thing is something that has a different form from that thing, although it is related to it. “The quagga was a strikingly beautiful variant of the zebra.” (Collins Dictionary) This makes me think: “The Autistic individual’s way of thinking was a strikingly beautiful variant of the neurotypical’s mind.” The sentence… Continue reading My mind is a beautiful variant of the neurotypical mind. I’m neuro-variant.
“…I’m looking for the face I had, before the world was made…” — William Butler Yeats, Irish poet, one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature Hello All, I have been busy, which is a blessing, during these difficult and challenging times. I wanted to share with you something profound in my life. About a… Continue reading Autism in a Briefcase: Straight Talk about Belonging in a Neurodiverse World
Discrimination isn’t always obvious. Sometimes discrimination is cloaked in good deeds and good intentions. Candy-coated with awards and recognition. Sometimes discrimination is a result of purposeful initiatives.A means of branding. There are clues: subtle segregation. No representation of the minority group who is being spoken about, in image, words, or panel, or limited representation: the… Continue reading Liberty and Justice for All? Workplace Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives
I am excited to share our new company website, Spectrum Suite, LLC, and the NEW Neurodiverse News & Resource Page! You will find the most thorough list to date of influential and talented autistics. I created this connection hub in efforts to connect more and more neurodiverse activists, advocates, and creators. (And to help me with my… Continue reading Introducing myspectrumsuite.com & our Neurodiverse News & Resource Page