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Not your {neuro}

typical ninja.

Hi, I’m Ninja – a level 2 autistic woman. Here, you’ll find a blog about autism, my interests and opinions. There’s also a shop dedicated to items to help autistic people navigate a neurotypical world. Whether or not you’re autistic, Not Your Typical Ninja is a place for you to find empathy, connection, understanding, self-discovery and advocacy when it comes to autism in adults.

Autism is a {spectrum}

disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex disability that affects individuals differently in many areas including social ability, sensory sensitivities and executive function. While some people may view autism as just quirkiness, it’s important to understand that individuals with more severe forms of autism often face significant challenges and require higher levels of support.

Media portrayals of level 1 autistics with savant syndrome only show a small part of the autism spectrum. That’s why it’s essential to hear from individuals at all levels of the spectrum to truly understand and appreciate the challenges we face. Check out my posts on autism to learn more about my experiences of a world that’s often difficult, and sometimes impossible, to navigate without support and accomodations as a level 2 autistic.

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Buy one, get one free

by | Dec 14, 2023 | Autism,Start here | 0 Comments

It's that time of the year again when the sound of crowds, carols and children are hard to avoid and the holiday sales kick off. Inspired by the offers enticing...

Is autism a disability?

by | Oct 14, 2023 | Autism,Opinions,Start here | 0 Comments

Whether autism is a disability might appear simple, yet its answer is riddled with diverse and often contradictory viewpoints. Ask this question to different...

What is autism?

by | Sep 14, 2022 | Autism,Start here | 0 Comments

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate, form relationships, and engage in...

Am I a real ninja?

by | Aug 14, 2022 | Ninja,Start here | 0 Comments

No, I haven't studied ninjutsu, nor am I a covert agent from feudal Japan. My gridiron team gave me my name, and it stuck. Growing up, I had an affinity for martial...

How did I end up here?

by | Jul 14, 2022 | Ninja,Start here | 0 Comments

Why did I start Not Your Typical Ninja? To be unapologetically me. As an autistic individual, I have often felt pressured to conform to societal norms and hide my true...

Your {autism}

advantage.

Diversity isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a key driver of innovation and success in business. One often overlooked source of talent lies in individuals on the autism spectrum. Welcoming an autistic person to your team is not just about meeting inclusion quotas; it’s about discovering new ideas and avenues for growth. Embracing neurodiversity can lead to fresh perspectives, unique problem-solving approaches, and a work culture that celebrates every individual.

Are you looking to amplify the power of neurodiversity in your organisation? I partner with businesses on social media, web and administrative projects to share the benefits of neurodiversity and help your business thrive in an inclusive, innovative future.

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Why {you should} bother.

Whether you’re autistic or non-autistic, Not Your Typical Ninja is for you.

For non-autistic individuals, reading about the experiences and perspectives of autistic people can help to build empathy and understanding, and can provide insights into how to better support and accommodate autistic people in both personal and professional settings.

For autistic individuals, reading about the experiences and perspectives of someone else on the spectrum can help to foster a sense of connection, validation, and empowerment. This is especially important for women on the spectrum with higher support needs and that’s exactly who Not Your Typical Ninja wants to reach.

Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge on autism or to gain a deeper appreciation for the diversity of human experience, Not Your Typical Ninja aims to be an informative and engaging destination for you.