About our Guest Bloggers
Here at mypuzzlingpiece.com, our mission is to promote the understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of autistic individuals worldwide. It would be impossible to accomplish this mission without, then, consulting the real experts on all things autism.
So who are the experts?
You may assume an expert is a person with a long string of letters behind their name. Granted, there are a lot of experts that we will consult that have letters behind their names, and we take those opinions with a grain of salt.
A marine biologist might know a lot about algae, whales, dolphins, and coral. But does a marine biologist know what it feels like to swim with a family of dolphins, to be a dolphin? Does this scientist know how it feels to be a glowing alga cell in the Australian water at night? The scientist might be able to describe how the photons in the alga’s cell wall absorb the warm ultra-violet rays all day, and that creates the iridescent green glow that stretches for miles below an eternal expanse of glowing stars on a clear night. But what does it feel like to be that individual cell?
For our purpose, for our mission — we are going to the source:because while the experts in neurology, human behavior, human growth development, and sociology can all contribute to our knowledge of the science behind neurodiversity, to actually know what it feels like to be an autistic person, you have to talk to an autistic person.
If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.
Here, our best experts, are our autistic guest writers. We are so grateful to each and every one of our contributors. You are paving the way for the future of our autistic community, and making the world a better place for all of us.
You each inspire me in different ways.