To put in an overly formal way Neurodiversity is the belief that diverse neurological conditions appear as a result of normal variations in the human genome. Neurological differences should be recognized and respected as a social category on a par with gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability status.
The autism rights movement (ARM) is a social movement within the neurodiversity movement that encourages autistic people, their caregivers and society to adopt a position of neurodiversity, accepting autism as a variation in functioning rather than a mental disorder to be cured.
My neuro-profile is what makes me special. It also makes life difficult because I am more sensitive to my environment than most people.
Our differences are what makes us special. We should celebrate that our world needs all kinds of people in order for humanity to grow. Also we need to be more understanding of people’s needs.
More GREAT things from my news feed. Again – I can’t take credit for this great Autism Awareness video but it was worth sharing. 🙂
I love this video for multiple reasons. It’s presented in manageable, easy-to-digest bites, it’s relevant, the participants are true autistics, and they share common challenges of those of us on the spectrum. Mostly, I appreciate how they are sharing that we are all unique. It’s nice to see fellow autistics; seeing them reinforces I’m not […]
#ActuallyAutistic – An Aspie obsessed with writing. This site is intend to inspire through sharing stories & experiences. The opinions of the writers are their own. I am just an Autistic woman – NOT a medical professional.