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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Adam Mardero

Adam Mardero
Adam is a 31 year old writer, Aspie, and Neurodiversity advocate living in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He was diagnosed with Asperger's disorder at age 9 and began his blog Differently Wired seven years ago as a way to reclaim his place on the spectrum from prejudice. He did altogether too much school, holding a Master of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Education. Adam is also a huge nerd, and can usually be found reading science fiction, playing video games, and lurking on Reddit. He dreams of a world where Neurodiversity is accepted as a valid and normal part of being human.

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”