What to Know About Autism

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the Mitchells vs the machines and autism; Katie doesn't get her peers, Aaron is obsessive and shy, and the dad has awful social skills
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

I’m Jenna Breunig. I believe the world needs to be a better place for disabled people. I write about autism, Down syndrome, neurodivergence, and disability inclusion.

My sister, Katie, has Down syndrome. Red, who I refer to by a nickname, is autistic. I’m neurodivergent too. I believe in creating a better world for all disabled people inside and outside my family.


Down syndrome with drawing of Katie Breunig
positivity with drawing of Jenna Breunig
autism with picture of Red Breunig