Celebrate Neurodiversity: March 21–27, 2022
(and every day)
My 225 published articles are an ode to neurodiversity, as almost every single one touches upon ADHD, autism, or another neurodivergence.
In celebration of this special week, I will share here my five most popular articles related to neurodiversity of 2022 thus far.
A recent story I shared about the importance (and sometimes joy!) of stimming:
Just last month, I had an opportunity to advocate for better understanding and support of students with ADHD in Canada’s public school system. Myself and other advocates were interviewed by a National News organization. Here are my thoughts:
My most popular story this month was one that was written out of frustration. I describe my experiences of ableism, bureaucracy, and micro-aggressions involving our local public library system:
This past week was Sleep Awareness Week, so I shared an article about the prevalence and challenges of sleep disorders in Autistics and people with ADHD:
Lastly, I want to share my recent piece about April’s “Autism Awareness” campaign. I discuss its problematic history, and why many Autistics are taking back our own advocacy with Autistic Acceptance Month — and my very own contribution, Autism Appreciation:
To learn more about Neurodiversity Celebration Week, visit NeurodiversityWeek.com:
When April comes, please do not share images of puzzle pieces on social media. Please do not make your profile blue for “autism awareness”, and for the love of humanity, please do not donate one cent to Autism Speaks.
Instead of sharing the anti-Autistic message of a corporation that harms us, lift up the voices of Actually Autistic people. Listen to and share autistic stories, create awareness that amazing autistic people exist, and our lives are not tragedies.
Increase autism acceptance and appreciation, rather than perpetuating the message that we are broken, incomplete, or indecipherable. We’re actually not that difficult to understand if people would bloody listen to us.
© Jillian Enright, Neurodiversity MB
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