The way society regards autistics is explored through a political analogy where accommodations for autistics are based on the conservative value of assimilation instead of the progressive value of a cultural mosaic.

ADHDers have what has been called an “interest-based nervous system.” We might have difficulty concentrating on something difficult or uninteresting, but we can also hyperfocus on the things that we’re really into. The real experience of ADHD is not a deficit of attention, but an inability to regulate it.