My Coming Into The Neurodiversity Movement: An Excerpt by Sarah Ruth

I was afraid of Autism. There I said it, out loud. I had studied autism in school although when I left school I can tell you that I didn't understand anything about it at all except that it was a developmental disorder, and one which the incidence of was steadily climbing. No one knew the cause and that was that. Then I worked in the field, met a few kids on the severe end of the spectrum, and although they were the most amazing kids, I was even more afraid of autism. With my