Neurotypical is a term that is used to describe typical neurological development or functioning.
Neurodivergent is a non-medical term used to describe a person whose brain operates differently than what is considered typical (this includes learning differences, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, OCD, Seizure Disorders, Down's Syndrome, other developmental diagnoses and neurological differences).
Neurodiversity is used to describe the natural diversity of the human brain and includes individuals that are neurotypical and neurodivergent.
Why is it important to be informed of neurodiversity and neurodivergence?Awareness outside of therapy can allow us to increase inclusivity at work, school, and in the community. We can bridge communication through understanding and acceptance. We can create greater equity in healthcare, mental health treatment, education, and employment (through education, advocacy, and policy).
ASAN-Autistic Self Advocacy Network (run by and for Autistic people)
Regional Center: Diagnosis and Service Coordination https://www.sanandreasregional.org/
"Divergent Conversations" by Dr. Megan Neff and Patrick Casale
Transitional Age Youth Resources
Neuroclastic- online content by autistic authors https://neuroclastic.com/
ASSESSMENT (clinician directory)
(by autistic authors)
~Unmasking Autism, by Devon Price
~What I Mean When I Say I'm Autistic, Annie Kotowicz
~Spectrum Women, Cook, garnett
~Connecting With the Autism Spectrum
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