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


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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The article also features other autism-rights spokespeople: Jim Sinclair, who has produced essays on the topic, Judy Singer, an Australian whose mother and daughter have Asperger’s and who is on the spectrum herself and who coined the term neurodiversity; and American writer Harvey Blume.

    The autism rights movement gets coverage

  • Ne'eman has become a leader of the "neurodiversity" movement.

    NPR Topics: News


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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