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Neurodiversity is as essential to humanity as biodiversity is to nature

Updated: Jul 8, 2022

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Diversity is essential for nature - and humanity - to thrive

“Biodiversity is the most complex feature of our planet and it is the most vital,” writes Damian Carrington, Environment Editor of The Guardian. Without biodiversity, planet earth will no longer thrive, or indeed survive.

Neurodiversity is just as vital for the human race – cognitive variations possess distinctive strengths that contribute to innovation of technology and evolution of culture.

It is possible that persons with bits of these [autistic] traits are more creative, or possibly even geniuses. If science eliminated these genes, maybe the whole world would be taken over by accountants”, Steve Silberman states. This could be taking it to the extreme, but monocultures are creating havoc on the natural world – imagine if all humans had a standardized, one-size-fits-all, thinking and learning process?

Autistic individuals need support to unlock their gifts, not only so they are empowered to make a positive impact in their own lives, but also on the lives of their family, community, and indeed, the world.

Now, more than ever, the world needs the brilliant, empathetic minds of autistic individuals.

Three things you can do today to empower autistic individuals.

  1. Gain further understanding of autism. Attend one of our sponsored webinars for free, to dive a little deeper into the Davis perspective on autism.

  2. Choose autism programs that seek to retain the individuals‘ essence, empower them and unlock their gifts. Find out more about one such program – The Davis Autism Approach, here.

  3. Become a monthly donor to the Ron Davis Autism Foundation. As little as $10 a month will help us to provide resources and scholarships to autistic individuals and their families, to help unlock their gifts and share them with the world.

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