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. 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 gender, ethnicity, sexual 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.