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One of the most important people in the history of autism died on April 22, and I'd like to take a moment to talk about her.

Donna Williams was among those few whose life stories are genuinely incredible. In 1992, along with Jim Sinclair and Kathy Grant, she helped to forever alter the idea of what it means to be autistic. Together they created Autism Network International, an organization devoted to autistics, and composed solely of autistics. The group promoted the concept that autistic people have a different neurology than the norm, leading to the term "neurotypical" to describe those who are not autistic. 

Her magnificent biographical books Nobody Nowhere and Somebody Somewhere stand as all-time classics in the literature about, and by, autistics. In them you'll find rich descriptions of the subjective experiences from the perspective of an autistic person. There's no better way to understand what it's like to be neurologically different.

She was also a creative artist and musician, and you can find links to her art and music on her website Donna Williams. In addition, you can read many of her personal accounts, as well as her husband's recent post, at her blog blog.donnawilliams.net.

Without Donna Williams, today's neurodiversity movement wouldn't exist, and the understanding of the lives of those of us on the spectrum would be significantly more narrow. 

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I'm an autistic person who worked as a computer programmer. Sometimes I write, paint, or draw.

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It will be interesting but I'm an older Aspie and don't have children. In fact I'm in a book called Been There Done That Try This, with a bunch of other Aspie authors, which contains articles of advice for adult Aspies. It was co-written by Dr. Tony Attwood, someone I know Maja has worked with. I'm buying her book to compare what she has to say with what those in BTDTTT had to say.
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