neurodiversity love

Definitions

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  • noun The variety of configurations of the brain, especially with regard to autism.

Etymologies

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neuro- +‎ diversity. The citation below from September 30, 1998 is believed to be the earliest published use of the term.

Examples

  • Whatever the word neurodiversity attempts to explain, how diverse thinking occurs in nature requires no explanation from us.

    Autism Hub

  • Whatever the word neurodiversity attempts to explain, how diverse thinking occurs in nature requires no explanation from us.

    Autism Hub

  • It's called neurodiversity and at its core is the belief that autism is both a disability and a difference.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • In fact, we can learn from this "neurodiversity," since autistics excel at mentally ordering information, a key trait in the digital age.

    We Read It So You Don’t Have To

  • It's a disability, yes, but it's also a different way of being, and "neurodiversity" should be accepted by society.

    Erasing Autism

  • Still, like the films and books that have emerged in recent years, Mr. Cowen's call for us to embrace a more liberal notion of achievement by recognizing in conditions like Asperger's a kind of "neurodiversity" rather than merely a disorder is compelling.

    Lifestyles of the Honest and Awkward

  • Among my most spirited and articulate detractors is a group of adults with autism who belong to a movement that refers to itself as the "neurodiversity" community.

    David Kirby: There is No Autism Epidemic

  • They go further to claim that autism is not really a disorder but just a different form of brain wiring -- some call this philosophy "neurodiversity".

    Neurodiversity: Just Say No

  • The movement often places itself within a wider 'neurodiversity' movement, demanding that society respects differences in brain structure and function, rather than always focusing on trying to 'correct' them.

    Mind Hacks: Autistic pride

  • The movement often places itself within a wider 'neurodiversity' movement, demanding that society respects differences in brain structure and function, rather than always focusing on trying to 'correct' them.

    Mind Hacks: November 2005 Archives

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  • Though autism looks like adversity

    Some question how much of a curse it be.

    Why call them disabled

    Whose talents are fabled

    And thrive in their neurodiversity?

    February 1, 2016