Opinion: Is Neurodivergence Another Disease?
Divergence and convergence are two ends of human social life fact. We tend to conform to the norms of our society by adapting those of our immediate environment to establish societal unity and uniformity.
University of La Verne to Host Neurodiversity Symposium for Educators on April 30
The University of La Verne’s Center for Neurodiversity, Learning, and Wellness will host its 5th Annual Neurodiversity Symposium on SaturdayUniversity of La Verne. The University of La Verne’s Center for Neurodiversity, Learning, and Wellness will host its 5th Annual Neurodiversity Symposium on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
We’re well aware of autism, we need to start appreciating Autistic People. Except the most well-known group which claims to support and advocate for autistics and their families actually perpetuates myths, stereotypes, and philosophies based in eugenics.
ADHD Education Report Card Reflection
An overview of how well Canadian provinces and territories are supporting students with ADHD. Today is the last day of Inclusive Education Month, and the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) has put out a policy paper entitled 2021 Report Card: ADHD in the School System. This paper a 10-year follow-up to a similar report the CADDAC shared in 2010.
ADHD And Autistic Assets
So much of the literature on ADHD and autism focuses on our deficits, painting us as “disordered”, pathologizing our very existence. Yes, neurodiverse people struggle, as do neurotypical people.
Can A Person Develop ADHD?
In a word: no. You are either born with ADHD or you’re not. However, it is very possible for symptoms to go unnoticed for a long period of time, making it feel like ADHD just sprung up out of nowhere.
Amen’s “7 Types of A.D.D.” Are B.S.
They’re nothing more than repackaging a condition in order to sell products. In my previous piece, ADHD Quackery, I railed against the harmful lies that so-called professionals are spreading in order to sell vulnerable people a quick fix or “cure” for what ails them. In this particular case, ADHD.
What Inclusive Education Really Means
What inclusive education REALLY means to neurodiverse and disabled students. Since our former Minister of Education didn’t bother to ask disabled students and their families for their input, I decided to do it for them.
Advocacy Is Not About You
It’s about lifting up the voices of the people for whom you advocate. Advocacy is defined in the dictionary as “any action that speaks in favour of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others.”
Communication Differences Are Not Deficits
Thinking about neurodiverse people as a cultural group, rather than as being disabled by our neurotype. “We aren’t in the same class. Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too.” — S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders.