The person you recently did business with just might be autistic!
Autistic people are everywhere and, like it or not, it’s time neurotypicals accept this.
Autistics should not be regarded as some separate, inferior or “less than” species of human being.
We are just a variation of the majority.
You could be doing business with an autistic individual and not even know they’re on the Spectrum.
Neurotypicals even have Autistics to thank for the advancements in technology throughout the ages!
For instance, Nikola Tesla’s inventions have changed the world, and according to his biography, this genius screams Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Five Autistic Adults with Flourishing Businesses
Jason San Souci has always been deeply fascinated by drones.
Recognizing the need for neurodiversity in the workplace, he now offers opportunities for autistic people who love drones to land jobs in the drone science field.
Demi Rivera operates a very unique business in Denver, CO. She owns Talking Hairs, a hair salon that services adults and kids on the Spectrum, as well as anyone with sensory issues or a need for other accommodations.
However, if you’re typical and want sensational rainbow hair, Demi will welcome you all the same.
Ben Levin had his first novel published when he was a teenager. At one point he wasn’t too thrilled about being autistic.
But eventually he came to embrace his neurodivergent way of thinking and seeing the world.
Jeremy Samson owns Time 2 Train, a fitness studio dedicated to giving one-on-one exercise sessions to autistic people.
He recognizes the importance of physical fitness for people on the Spectrum, and trains them for improved neuromuscular coordination, muscle strength and fitness.
Robin Young has a YouTube channel devoted to building muscle.
But he also runs two websites: One helps people quickly find low-cost garden furniture, and the other is the go-to for fitness equipment bargains.
Autism Is to Be Accepted, not Cured
Look, it’s this simple: Autism is nature’s way of offsetting the excessive number of boring people in this world!
And if man is ever able to figure out a way to leave the solar system, you can bet that Autistics will be leading the way!
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical and fitness topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer. In 2022 she received a diagnosis of Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder.