What does neurodiversity-affirming mean?

Neurodiversity simply means that all brains are different in important and necessary ways.  

These differences give us a unique perspective on the world.  

While all our brains are different, most brains have a lot in common.  The world is built for “most brains.”

When a child is neurodivergent, it means that their brain is built in a way that is different than “most brains.”  

This can make things challenging because the world was not built for them.

When we take a neurodiversity-affirming perspective to understanding our child’s diagnosis, it changes our lens from what’s wrong to what’s different.

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