79 | Autistic Not Weird: neurodiversity + advocacy with Chris Bonnello

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇

Dr. Tay welcomes Chris Bonnello, an autistic advocate, author, and a Rubik’s cube master, to the podcast. Chris shares his journey from the classroom to advocacy, highlighting the importance of promoting neurodivergence. he talks about his late autism diagnosis at 24 and how this led him to a journey of self-acceptance. the discussion also covers the impact of labels on self-perception and the use of the Autistic Not Weird platform to amplify the voices and experiences of the autistic community. Chris shares about his Underdog Series and his newfound love of the Rubik’s Cube, the evolution of neurodiversity, and advice for parents of autistic children.


(00:00) Neurodiversity and Acceptance

(10:31) Autism’s Impact on Identity and Masking

(23:41) The Growth of Autistic Not Weird

(34:35) The Underdog Series and Other Advocacy Work

(41:29) Rubik’s Cubes and Finding Community


⚡️ Connect with Chris and support his advocacy work

Join the Autistic Not Weird community on Facebook

Order the Underdogs Series and other books

Subscribe to Chris’ Patreon

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⚡️Read the Autistic Not Weird Autism Survey that summarizes perspectives from over 7,000 autistic people and 11,000 people total

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