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What is Neurodiversity?

This term refers to neurological conditions

that cause the brain to work differently

from the majority.


Instead of viewing these differences as mere deficits or brokenness, this term takes a more neutral approach, recognizing both the strengths and weaknesses of neurodivergent individuals.


There are some discrepancies in what conditions should be considered "neurodiversity." Does neurodiversity include medical conditions that don't have a recognizable benefit, like depression or anxiety? If one strictly defines neurodiversity as a "neurological difference in the brain," then these two conditions would qualify. Some would argue that neurodiversity only refers to those conditions you are born with, not

conditions that can appear

suddenly, like PTSD.


Here are some of the conditions that are generally agreed upon within the neurodivergent community.

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Dyscalculia

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyspraxia

  • Hyperlexia

  • Synesthesia

  • Tourette Syndrome

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