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Are Neurodivergent People Disabled?

The answer to this question often comes

down to a matter of perspective, and it's

difficult to answer for the entire neurodivergent community because there is so much variation amongst its members. Even members themselves don't all agree, with some proudly identifying as disabled while others reject this label and find it offensive.

Is someone who struggles to interact with neurotypical people but does great with autistic people disabled? Is someone who never received support in school and is living independently disabled? Are people who wear glasses disabled?

These are difficult questions to answer, but regardless of how you personally feel about them, what's most important is showing respect to the individuals themselves.

The neurodivergent community is full of talented, unique people who are often capable of far more than people think. Remember to be kind. ❤


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