Autism: a disability or a difference?

‘Would non-autistic me ever have had the focus to persevere in the isolating, all-consuming business of writing?’ Joanne Limburg.

In this article, poet and writer Joanne Limburg wonders whether her autism has been a help or a hindrance in growing up and becoming who she is.

She believes that given the right conditions and support, people with autism can thrive, shine and even reveal what some may call “superpowers”.



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