Episode 17

Published on:

21st Oct 2022

Wesley Cipolla: Autistic Super Journalist

Wes Cipolla is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Cipolla is not ashamed to be on the autism spectrum, and he believes that it has led him to the career path that he is currently on.


He has written professionally since the age of 14, was the editor in chief of the newspaper at Albright College, which he graduated from Summa Cum Laude a year early. He has written hundreds of articles of hard news, features and criticism about a wide variety of subjects for multiple publications.

Autism has given Wesley an intense focus and attention to detail that he uses when he is on the job. For an autistic person such as Cipolla, the structure and routine of journalism makes it a perfect fit. He is used to juggling multiple tasks at once and doing repetitive actions, and being a freelance writer requires just that.

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Neurodiversity Superpowers of Autism, ADHD, OCD, Dyslexia, and other unique brains
Success born of Autism, ADHD, OCD, Dyslexia, and all forms of unique brains
For two decades, I believed that my ADHD was a disability. Only at the age of 41 would I come to realize that my ADHD was an incredible asset, and when I leaned into that, I achieved greater success than ever before. ADHD is the engine behind my own success as a networker and coach. Over the past few years, I have spoken with thousands of entrepreneurs, and found that many of them have some kind of neurodiverse diagnosis. ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, OCD, and more. Like me, for many of them, their neurodiversity is indeed the very source of their success. On this show, we will the change the narrative on neurodiversity. I've heard enough about the challenges and hard it can be. I want to hear about how awesome we are. It's time to start talking about how our neurodiversity can be an asset for ourselves, our communities, and our businesses. It's time to start talking about neurodiversity superpowers.

On this show, you will meet dozens of people who are successful because of, not in spite of, their neurodiversity. You will be inspired. You be educated. You will be excited.

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