look, if you’re gonna talk about autistic representation, don’t just talk about nine year old white boys who memorize train schedules and plane models and can recite like 500 digits of pi. talk about the chubby filipino girl who’s terrified to speak up in class but can talk for hours about welcome to night vale. talk about the bigender indian person with pdd-nos who found out about asl and felt a weight lift off their chest. talk about the newly diagnosed black man who was always told he was just lazy, unmotivated, a burden.
neurodiversity is important, but diversity within that community is even more important.