I’m Jenna and I write about autism, Down syndrome, neurodivergence, and disability inclusion.

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How Autistic Behavior Protects Autistic People

Autistic behavior isn’t meaningless. In fact, it’s highly adaptive.

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Norma from Dead End Paranormal Park is a great autistic character. It shows an edited screenshot in which Norma is labeled as determined, helpful, brave, nuanced and smart while Barney is labeled as friendly, helpful, and kind
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I grew up in a family where disability was a normal fact of life. But outside my family, things are different. Too many people don’t understand disability. Worse, not all of them accept disabled people. I want that to change.

My sister, Katie, has Down syndrome. Red, who I refer to by a nickname, is autistic. I believe in creating a better world for them and everyone like them.

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