85 | neurodivergence and the state of autism research: insights from autistic researcher Chelsea Verrette

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Dr. Tay hosts autistic autism researcher Chelsea Verrette, who provides her insights on the current state of autism research. we discuss the importance of language in discussions about neurodivergence and the gaps in the existing literature. the conversation centers on shifting from a deficit-based model to incorporating the neurodiversity framework into research and life. Chelsea also shares her perspectives on navigating the educational system, helping children learn about their diagnosis, and building community. at the end of the episode, Chelsea shares a sneak peek into her research around neurodivergent individuals’ response to marketing, suggesting that top marketing tactics may be harmful for the neurodivergent community.


02:28 Chelsea’s journey into autism research

12:22 understanding autism and its impact

24:52 understanding neurodiversity and belonging

29:40 the need for neurodivergent representation in research

36:11 the impact of marketing and communication on neurodivergent individuals

49:08 the importance of community and support for neurodivergent individuals


⚡️ ways to connect with Chelsea Verrette >>

Chelsea’s resources, including her Discord community and daily text affirmations

follow Chelsea on Instagram

follow Chelsea on LinkedIn

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