Jonathan is a writing friend I met through IWW, an internet writing workshop. Below is his NPR interview, aired today on Morning Edition, followed by a few words from Jonathan. Very moving.
“Living with a neurodiversity disability is very difficult. I’m
interested in willing my brain to science, although I’m no longer
convinced Autism Speaks, the research organization I filled out the
papers for the autism tissue program, was a good place to donate it
to,” says Jonathan Mitchell. “Their view is autism is not a disease, only a difference.”