We are always grappling with understanding one another, but some people receive far less compassion than others. People who are neurodivergent, especially on the autism spectrum, process the world differently than the majority of people. Some autistic people are extremely high-functioning and find ways to still do well in a society that prioritizes neurotypical people's experiences. But for some, communication and everyday activities can be very difficult.
A mother in Canada named Ashley Wright has a 13-year-old son named Logan with autism. She told CBC Radio, "He is on the severe end of the spectrum. He has very limited verbal skills. All four areas of his brain are affected by his autism."