Good Deeds, Self-Promotion and Autism


I had a very specific experience the other night that I would like to share with y’all. Normally, it would not occur to me to talk about myself in this way, but I’m trying to learn and grow through this pandemic so I’m trying it out. Through this post, I would like to explain some common traits of many autistic people I’ve met that I also relate to very much and end with my personal story. I hope it will resonate with and educate some neurotypicals as well. Here goes!

I read an excellent article published last week on the Neuroclastic site about how autistic people can tend to act based on a set of internal ethics, regardless of whether or how their actions would be seen by others in a public way. For background, you can read the article here. As an example, given the choice to contribute…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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