Some Autistic and neurodivergent individuals communicate differently from neurotypical individuals. Under the medical model of disability, this type of communication is considered disordered and something that needs to be “fixed.” But we now know that while, yes, Autistic individuals may communicate differently, it that does mean that it’s less effective or wrong.

In this video, SLPs Jessie and Laura explain where this shift in thinking comes from, what the most common differences are, and how to better support your neurodivergent friends, children, or family!