Sharing: What these 7 brilliant activists love most about being autistic

“What I love, I love with verve and fervor.”

Forget what you’ve heard — autism isn’t something to cure. In fact, it’s a condition we should embrace and celebrate.

About 1 in 68 people in the U.S. are autistic, meaning they communicate and experience the world in ways not typically expected. There isn’t a “missing piece” to their cognitive puzzle. And they definitely don’t need your pity.

For Autism Acceptance Month, we asked activists to share with us the best thing about being autistic. Their answers challenge the idea that autism causes any sort of “suffering,” and instead celebrate autistic pride, community, and passion.

Read the rest of this great article at: What these 7 brilliant activists love most about being autistic

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