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Jean Winegardner Jonathan Mooney You wouldn’t know to look at him that Jonathan Mooney is a man with a disability. He is young, handsome, and speaks with an easy style and a confidence that doesn’t reflect early, dire warnings of jail or a life flipping burgers that his early teachers predicted for him. Neurodiversity rights activist Jonathan Mooney: "You're not broken"
When Ari Ne’eman walked onstage at a college campus in Pennsylvania in June, he looked like a handsome young rabbi presiding over the bar mitzvah of a young Talmudic scholar. In truth, Ne’eman was facilitating a different kind of coming-of-age ceremony. Beckoning a group of teenagers to walk through a gateway symbolizing their transition into adult life, he said, “I welcome you as members of the autistic community.” Exclusive: First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out | Wired Science
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My attitude toward having autism is, in general, "I don't really mind being autistic." That is, it's part of me, part of my normal life, part of my outlook and experiences. Autism can be frustrating, annoying, painful, enjoyable, or interesting--much like life in general. This often sets me at odds with people who see their own autism as a curse or a tragedy. Reports from a Resident Alien
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