So you’re doing a story about Neurodiversity, or you want to know more about the Neurodiversity Movement. We’re here to help. First, It’s useful to know what the terms “neurodiversity” and “neurodiversity movement” mean.
For many years, researchers have treated the individual traits and characteristics of autistic people as an enduring essence of their autism-- in isolation of the social context and without even asking autistic people what their social life is actually like. However, perspective matters.
Although synesthesia is not as rare as it was once believed, synesthetes (people who experience synesthesia) typically don’t realize their unique abilities are not common to everyone. Another fun fact: it’s also believed synesthesia could be linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).