Neurodiversity or ND, refers to variations in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions in a non-pathological sense. Neutodiversity is the idea that it’s normal and acceptable for people to have brains that function differently from one another. Rather then thinking there is something wrong or problematic when some people don’t operate similarly to others, neurodiversity recognizes that both brain function and behavioral traits are simply indicators of how diverse the human population is. The term Neurodiversity was coined by sociologist Judy Singer, who is autistic, in 1997. Neurodiversity can be broken down into two categories of people: those who are neurotypical and those who are neurodivergent.
Neurodivergence is the term for people who’s brain functions differently in one or more ways then is considered standard or typical. There are many different ways that neurodivergence manifests, ranging from very mild way that most people would never notice to more obvious ways that led to a person behaving differently than is standard in our society.
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