Autism on Acid – a conversation with Aaron and Justine

Aaron and Justine come on the show to talk about Autism on Acid, the Autistic Psychedelic Community, and the neurodiversity paradigm.

Aaron Paul Orsini is the author of Autism On Acid: How LSD Helped Me Understand, Navigate, Alter & Appreciate My Autistic Perceptions. He is also the co-founder of the Autistic Psychedelic Community, a peer support group for neurodivergent individuals interested in discussing psychedelics. He is currently editing his second book, a neurodiversity-minded anthology of psychedelic essays that is available for preorder via

Justine is presently a graduate student in pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine under the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She also received her BSc in Neurobiology from UCI and earned membership into the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. Currently, she is investigating the therapeutic potential of psychedelic compounds with respect to autism and other neurological conditions. In conjunction with her academic pursuits, she co-founded the Autistic Psychedelic Community with Aaron Orsini where she co-facilitates online support for members, elucidating evidence-based research and neuroscience-related topics.


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