Autism Movement: What the heck are they calling it now?

abameme_nocureformeyetneurodiversityThe Neurodiversity Movement.

Society, the final frontier. … These are the American Badass Advocates who boldly go where no neuro-atypical has gone before: social integration and neurodiversity acceptance.

What is Neurodiversity?

The short answer: People who think different aren’t disabled, rather their brains are a “normal” genetic variation.

“To me, neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences like autism and ADHD are the result of normal, natural variation in the human genome.  This represents new and fundamentally different way of looking at conditions that were traditionally pathologized; it’s a viewpoint that is not universally accepted though it is increasingly supported by science.  That science suggests conditions like autism have a stable prevalence in human society as far back as we can measure.  We are realizing that autism, ADHD, and other conditions emerge through a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental interaction; they are not the result of disease or injury.”

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