This is who I am.
Each brain is wired uniquely. It's what makes you YOU. Your mind is our favorite part. It makes you our smart masses. At ThinkGeek, we're about embracing the differences in neurological configurations. We think you're pretty awesome, just the way you are.
You know how sometimes you overhear a conversation between your friends or coworkers, and you keep hearing your name bubble up? Not in a bad way. Just that they're talking about something you're working on, and you think, "Hey. That's my thing they're talking about. I know a lot about it. Maybe I should be involved in that conversation?" Sometimes being an autistic person is like that, but it shouldn't be. If you agree, be sure to check out ASAN's new signable pledge to involve Autistic voices in conversations about autism.
"NEURODIVERSITY" in sulfur yellow ink written underneath an image of a brain with a golden spiral superimposed on it in brown and tan on a black, 100% cotton t-shirt.
In April of 2013, 100% of the proceeds from this shirt were donated to ASAN, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. Their mission statement:
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. Drawing on the principles of the cross-disability community, ASAN seeks to organize the community of Autistic adults and youth to have our voices heard in the national conversation about us. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens. We hope to empower Autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community. Nothing About Us, Without Us!