Disability 101: Neurodiversity Language

Neurodiversity Language Neurodiverse describes a group of people in which two or more different types of brains are represented. This can be a group consisting of neurotypical and neurodivergent people or group made up of people who are neurodivergent in different ways from one another. Neurotypical means a person or group of people whose brains are considered “typical”. Neurodivergent/Neuroatypical means a person or group of people whose brains are not considered “typical.” This can be for any number of reasons. Autistic people, mentally ill people, people with epilepsy, and people with learning disabilities are just a few examples of neurodivergent people. Many people are neurodivergent in more than one way. Neurodivergence falls under the umbrella of Disability.
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Neurodiverse describes a group of people in which two or more different types of brains are represented. This can be a group consisting of neurotypical and neurodivergent people or group made up of people who are neurodivergent in different ways from one another.

Neurotypical means a person or group of people whose brains are considered “typical”.

Neurodivergent/Neuroatypical means a person or group of people whose brains are not considered “typical.” This can be for any number of reasons. Autistic people, mentally ill people, people with epilepsy, and people with learning disabilities are just a few examples of neurodivergent people. Many people are neurodivergent in more than one way. Neurodivergence falls under the umbrella of Disability.”

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