Lynne Soraya (a pseudonym) learned early the impact of expectations and the reality of the diversity of the human experience. A child with an unusual profile of skills and abilities, she was blessed with excellent teachers who saw through her differences and struggles to the ability beneath. It was only in adulthood, after years of difficulties and confusion, that she learned that her differences had a name: Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. She is the author of Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum (2103) and was a blogger at The Aspie Life and Psychology Today. In her day job, she's a technological professional in the Fortune 500 who also works to drive diversity and inclusion in a corporate context.