I love the month of April, which is known as Celebrate Diversity Month. As you may know, honoring diversity is kind of my thing, so when there’s an entire month focused on celebrating diversity, I want to dance in the street.
April also gives us the opportunity to participate in Autism Awareness Month. Neurodiversity is finding itself increasingly in the limelight as we learn more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as how we can support those who live with the diagnosis every day.
Given the current COVID-19 crisis and stay-at-home orders, we can’t mark these occasions with the usual schedule of events. Instead, we can commit to becoming better educated. Learning more about the symptoms and realities of ASD, as well as identifying where in our workplaces or social circles we are lacking the benefits of diversity — these are the best ways to celebrate.
To that end, below are a few encouraging stories to get you started.