Neurodiversity is a political movement, a philosophy, and a personal framework.
I made a rookie mistake.
I don’t use reddit, but recently discovered r/ADHD, and tried to post there without first reading the community rules and guidelines. I made a short, simple post introducing myself as a fellow neurodivergent, which was flagged by the moderator bot.
“Neurodivergent suffering is primarily (although likely not totally) a product of societal exclusion and marginalization.”– Robert Chapman
“Neurodiversity is necessary for a sustainable, flourishing human society.”– Judy Singer
“…the pathology paradigm divides the spectrum of human cognitive performance into “normal” and “other than normal,” with “normal” implicitly privileged as the superior and desirable state.”– Dr. Nick Walker
“…this pathology paradigm consistently resulted in autistics being stigmatized, misrepresented, dehumanized, abused, harmed, and traumatized by professionals and by their own families.”– Dr. Nick Walker
“…social institutions enhance specific patterns of thought, feeling, and behaviour by providing a normative framework that rewards, reinforces, or discourages particular kinds of ways of thinking and behaving.”– Michelle Maiese
“Society’s normative expectations define our differences, and potentially cause further psychological ‘disability’ via a culture and ideology of ‘normalcy’.”– Damian Milton
If you’re a Medium member, read my article on Fourth Wave.
If you’re a News Break user, read my article on NewsBreak.