Autistic, Neurodiversity Advocate, writer, and lecturer, university professor, pianist and harpsichordist; former harpsichord maker with no regrets.
I’m the Academic Coordinator of the Master in Music Therapy at the University of Barcelona, where I also teach Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mindfulness and collaborate as an autism expert with the Catalan Institute of Music Therapy. I am passionate about scientific research and since I was a teenager I’ve developed an absorbing interest in neuroscience.
I’m interested in Diversity&Inclusion, a topic that I face from a cultural and social point of view, also and above all in the workplace, fighting to overcome the – still too widespread – vision of diversity as a condition of inferiority, full of deficits and improvable.
With my autobiographical essay on autism “Eccentric” I won the first absolute prize in December 2019 at the Giancarlo Dosi National Award for Scientific Communication, organized by the Italian Book Association in collaboration with the CNR, bringing the first-person narrative of autism to obtain official recognition also from the scientific environment.
I believe we need to overcome inclusion, as it is a dynamic that maintains unbalanced and discriminatory power relationships, and that we need to create a culture of coexistence of all the differences that exist, and have always existed, within that illusion we call normality.
Different does not mean defective