Embracing Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity explained

Neurodiversity is the view that neurodevelopmental differences (incl. autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, OCD, ADD, ADHD, bipolar mood disorder, tourettes ... ) are a natural genetic variation.

These differences include special skills, in addition to challenges which have received more focus in the past. Like with other forms of diversity these differences can enrich communities and society if people are willing to put aside prejudices and the belief that there is one way to be successful. This requires a new way of thinking and a new way of learning/ working/ living.

At Me.Decoded, I like to think of Neurodiversity being about embracing diversity of thought and the changes required to achieve this, so that we can start to realise the benefits that can come from having a brain that is wired a little differently.

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About Helen Needham

Helen is the originator and founder of Me.Decoded. A passionate advocate for Neurodiversity, - diagnosed as autistic in her 40's after a lifetime of feeling like she was on the outside looking in.
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