The climate activist is the youngest choice ever to be named Person of the Year and one of the first with autism.

Here is a video where you can learn more about her work and her discussing her Aspergers as an ‘advantage.’ Some self-advocates in our autism community consider autism as a gift. My autism diagnosis for example has given me the ability to focus on key interests for long periods of time which has helped me in my journey from nonverbal to professional speaker.

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