Clarity of language supports clarity of understanding.
What It Doesn’t Mean: The Neurodiversity Movement is not a single group or organization, is not run by any single group or organization, and has no leader.
Like most civil rights movements, the Neurodiversity Movement is made up of a great many individuals, some of them organized into groups of one sort or another.
So, as a public service, I’m posting this list of a few key neurodiversity-related terms, their meanings and proper usage, and the ways in which I most commonly see them used.
NEURODIVERSITY What It Means: Neurodiversity is the diversity of human brains and minds – the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species.
These dynamics include the dynamics of social power inequalities, and also the dynamics by which diversity, when embraced, acts as a source of creative potential.