Autism Spectrum Australia has launched a campaign asking the world to see people with autism spectrum disorder not as different, but as a different type of brilliant.
The organization released the video below yesterday in the hopes that it will spur more positive dialogue around the disorder, according to SBS News.
“So often wonderfully talented, brilliant people with autism spectrum disorder are overlooked by society as being odd or quirky or obsessive,” Adrian Ford, CEO of Autism Spectrum Australia, told the outlet. “With our a ‘Different Brilliant’ campaign, we hope to inspire a wider understanding and respect for how people on the autism spectrum are just like you and me, in many ways, but with their own uniquely brilliant take on the world.”
The powerful 90-second film features people on the spectrum and offers a message of acceptance and inspiration.
Enjoy the video below: