Date posted: April 6, 2016
April 2nd was World Autism Awareness Day.
In a speech on April 1st to the United Nations, Steve Silberman talked about what it means to honour neurodiversity.
Inclusion does not mean simply inviting people with disabilities into our workplaces, classrooms and communities as a compassionate gesture. It’s about ensuring that every member of our society is given the greatest chance for success. When people with developmental disabilities have what they need to thrive, everyone benefits. That’s the message behind the notion of honoring neurodiversity.
Click here to read an edited version of his speech, which includes news on some recent research and projects.