The “Highly Sensitive Person” is Code for Autistic

Everyone Needs Accommodations To Thrive

Some accommodations are normalized while others are pathologized

Every day, ordinary accommodations are so routine for neurotypical and non-disabled people, they’re no longer seen as supports — they’re just “common courtesy” — based on the simple fact that there are more of them than there are of us.

Imagine if neurodivergent and disabled people were granted common courtesy without their needs being pathologized, and without those supports being seen as burdens to the neurotypical, non-disabled majority.

We all (not just neurodivergent and disabled people) need accommodations to thrive.

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Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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