What is Neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions in a non-pathological sense.
It was coined in 1998 by an autistic Australian sociologist Judy Singer, who helped popularize the concept.
She advocated that brain differences are normal, rather than deficits. And that Neurodiverse people experience, interact with, and interpret the world in unique ways.
This concept can help reduce stigma around differences in learning and thinking.