Author Jonathan Mitchell, on living with a neurodiversity disorder.

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.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/04/170835708/shortage-of-brain-tissue-sets-autism-research-back

“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.”

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4 responses to “Author Jonathan Mitchell, on living with a neurodiversity disorder.

  1. I know hardly anything about autism, so this was really interesting, and heart-breaking for the people who suffer with it. Thanks for sharing this, Silvia.

    • Indeed, heartbreaking. I met a lawyer with an autistic son years back. I knew nearly nothing about the disorder before then. Very complex. Jonathan’s story really brings it into focus. Thanks for reading, Linda.

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