The above lyric excerpt sums up how I feel about autism, and what this blog is really about. To me, autism is not a list of deficits to be fixed or cured, but is instead a range of unique strengths that neurotypicals like myself are highly unlikely to have. The world is a richer place as a result. I just wish more people would take the time to identify and work with those strengths.

As 2013 draws near, I am finding loads of inspiring autism stories out there. Here's the most compelling one I've seen of late. Grab a tissue, if you're anything like me you'll probably need it. :D

Autistic girl Jodi Di Piazza sings "Firework" with Katy Perry live at Night of Too Many Stars

Katy Perry tweeted this was "the most important moment thus far of what I do.”