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115: "People are People" — Exploring Neurodiversity with Mark Rufino

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Mark Rufino is a social worker and audio engineer, who works with adults
with developmental disabilities and their families. However, even the term
"developmental disability" or "intellectual disability" is becoming a
misnomer. Mark is part of a growing movement of people who believe it's
time we upgrade our old way of thinking "that we need to fix you to fit
into our society."

The term neurodiversity is growing in popularity, and implies that there is
no “normal” way of thinking and “autistic” way of thinking, for example; we
are all wired to do different things. I think you'll love this conversation
around exploring what's behind behavior, Mark's emphasis on deeper
listening (in surprising and novel ways), and his reference to a book that
states "the opposite of anxiety is not calm, it’s trust.”