We think Neurodiversity means different things to different people. But here are some thoughts to consider, which we hope you find useful.
Neurodiversity typically includes: ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette syndrome and Synesthesia.
Judy Singer, an Australian Sociologist, is known for coining the term Neurodiversity in 1998 specifically to gain recognition for NeuroOutsiders in the Disability Rights Movement.
She is recognized as being instrumental in the development of the concept of Neurodiversity while completing an Honours Degree at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 1997-8.
The future of Neurodiversity
“Neurodiversity has been a world changing idea. It will continue to be of importance as long as Neuroscience is considered the ultimate authority on the capabilities of the human nervous system, and as long as we retain an environmentalist perspective on the importance of diversity.
Its meaning will continue to evolve as part of a dialectical process of change. Any world-changing idea (thesis) will be incomplete, will polarise people, will engender opposition and critique (antithesis). This is a good thing. After all the debate and discussion, a new synthesis will emerge, which will then be further refined and so on…” Judy Singer
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What is a personal profiler?
“Everyone has potential but some people don’t have the means to recognise or the tools to optimise.”
Welcome to our Personal Profilers. These profilers offer the opportunity to find out your areas of strengths and weaknesses, and how you can minimise their impact.
There are a number of personal profilers available, depending on whether you are studying or in work, or depending on the specific neurodiverse condition you are interested in.
The reports provide you with an overview of your strengths and challenges, as well as tool, tips and resources to support you in your appropriate context.