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Neurodiversity



Neurodiversity is the idea that while some ways of processing information are more typical, there is validity and value in alternate patterns of neurological function that don’t need to be “cured,” but rather accommodated. There are many different trait groupings that can be considered neurodivergent, from autism and ADHD to dyslexia and synesthesia. While our neurodivergent traits can lend us a unique and deeply emotional lens through which we view the world, they can pose mental, emotional, and physical challenges in how we move through a society designed for people who think about, interact with, and interpret visual, verbal, and sensory information differently than we do. We are often caught in the tension between accepting and validating ourselves and searching out tools and strategies to better meet the expectations of those around us. Centering ourselves begins with recognizing that our brains aren’t “wrong,” just different.

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Neurodiverse Documentary (A Look Into the Lives of Adults with ADHD and Autism)

This was filmed during a pandemic and therefore all work was done remote.

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The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More

New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more.

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What Is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity advocates suggest there’s too much attention on the impairments that come with conditions like ADHD. They think a better approach is to focus on what someone’s good at, not what they lack.

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The World Needs All Kinds of Minds | Temple Grandin

Autism activist Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.

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ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction—from Childhood through Adulthood

World-renowned authors Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey literally “wrote the book” on ADD/ADHD more than two decades ago. Their bestseller, Driven to Distraction, largely introduced this diagnosis to the public and sold more than a million copies along the way.

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A Neurodiversity Facts and Myths Primer

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.

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Neurodiversity–The Key that Unlocked My World | Elisabeth Wiklander | TEDxGöteborg

What do you think about, when you hear the word “autism”? No diagnostic manual can truly explain the multifaceted experience of autism. It’s a neurological difference with a vast spectrum of representation within its population.

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The Man Who Tasted Words: A Neurologist Explores the Strange and Startling World of Our Senses

What we perceive to be absolute truths of the world around us is actually a complex internal reconstruction by our minds and nervous systems.

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What Does It Mean to Be Neurodivergent?

Neurodivergence is the term for when someone’s brain processes, learns, and/or behaves differently from what is considered “typical.”

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Synesthesia - Numberphile

Talking about Grapheme to Colour Synesthesia with Alex from Bite Sci-Zed.

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