redefining neurodiversity

 

Neurodiversity (ND) refers to a range of conditions that cause people to process information differently from the way the majority of people do.
It includes Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autism, Asperger’s, Tourette Syndrome and others.

 

Neurodiversity seeks to define and acknowledge the richness and complexity of human nature and of the human brain.

“The concept of neurodiversity provides a paradigm shift in how we think about mental functioning. Instead of regarding large portions of the American public as suffering from deficit, disease, or dysfunction in their mental processing, neurodiversity suggests that we instead speak about differences in cognitive functioning”

Dr. Thomas Armstrong

redefining neurodiversity

The social stigma associated with diagnosis of neurological differences like Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD often result in feelings of inadequacy and inferiority.

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Neurotypical (NT) is the opposite of Neurodivergent. Neurotypical means that your brain and mind function in ways that fit within conventional, “normal” parameters.
People whose brains work in societally accepted ways do not have the same experiences and do not face the same stigma as those whose brains diverge from the norm.

“You can know the unknown
If you ask the unaskable
& imagine the unimaginable”
– medusa

Reframing Neurodiversity

The social stigma associated with diagnosis of neurological differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD can result in:

  • Limiting beliefs around permanent employment, lasting relationships and self-esteem
  • Fear of identifying as Neurodiverse and being misunderstood
  • A lack of understanding for how Neurodiverse individuals think and feel as compared to neurotypicals
  • Feelings of inadequacies and inferiority
  • A lack of tools and strategies for adults struggling to maintain employment, healthy relationships, creating success in their lives and embracing their authenticity and feeling empowered by it.

Sexy Genius is a global social platform for the Neurodiverse community to challenge the stigma associated with neurological differences and promotes social and self-awareness, acceptance and intrigue around the Neurodivergent mind.
As Neurodiversity advocates, we encourage candid and cultural conversation and present neuroatypicals as part of the richness and complexity of human nature and of the human brain while recognizing and respecting them as any other human variation.

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