#55 Revolutionary AF

I'm sitting down with autism advocate Jenny Loughran to discuss moving beyond a pathology model of understanding autism.

Jenny shares her journey of late diagnosis and how advocating for her son led to a deeper understanding of herself.

We discuss the importance of neurodiversity-affirming language and creating spaces where neurodivergent people can truly be themselves.

Episode Highlights 

  • The difference between pathology and neurodiversity models of understanding autism
  • How late diagnosis can lead to "neurodivergent awakenings" in parents and themselves
  • Choosing empowering language that validates neurodivergent experiences
  • Creating communities and systems that embrace neurodiversity instead of suppressing differences


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