Human Neurodiversity Should Be Celebrated

Human Neurodiversity Should Be Celebrated for Its Strengths, Not Treated as a Disorder

There’s a movement for the stigmas to be removed from our culture around ‘conditions’ such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. Instead, the movement argues that these neurotypes are a natural human variation rather than a pathology or disorder

Wikipedia describes neurodiversity an approach to learning and disability that argues diverse neurological conditions are the result of normal variations in the human genome.[1] This portmanteau of neurological and diversity originated in the late 1990s as a challenge to prevailing views of neurological diversity as inherently pathological, instead asserting that neurological differences should be recognized and respected as a social category on par with genderethnicitysexual orientation, or disability status.

An interesting video about neurodiversity has begun to circulate the internet. This video is in tune with my views as a therapist. I treat the person, not a disorder. Click here to view the video below. It’s worth a watch.