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Autism Isn’t a Disease, It’s an Experience

We live the autism experience every day.

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First things first. The idea of autism as an “experience” came from a comment Richard Lewis made in regards to an article I wrote on autism comorbidities.

I said, “Also, I cannot stand the word, “disease,” when it comes to autism developmental disabilities, and mental health issues. Let’s use…




We don't talk enough about mental health.

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Not Weird Just Autistic

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J.R. Reed is a late-diagnosed autism self-advocate who writes, speaks, podcasts, and livestreams. He’s also editor at Destigmatizing on Medium.

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