Neurodiversity

Some individuals have neurological variations that make it particularly challenging for their communication, self-expression and interactions with others.

The broad umbrella term for this is neurodivergence. Neurological variations include autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dyscalculia

Fact: Judy Singer, who coined the term, proposes that we are ALL neurodiverse because no two humans on the planet are exactly the same.

The environments within which individuals with these neuro-variations learn, work, and live can either facilitate or inhibit their growth and development. Just as biodiversity refers to all the species in a specific location or ecosystem, neurodiversity refers to ALL humans in a specific location, the Planet Earth.

Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will prove best at any given moment?

Harvey Blume, the Atlantic, 1998

Understanding neurodiversity