Neurodiversity – the idea that neurological differences (Autism, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and others) are natural variations in the evolution of the human genome.
Neurodivergent people have brought many great things society. Attempting to “cure” future disability by preventing neurodiverse people from being born would be tremendously harmful to humanity.
Opponents of neurodiversity argue that neurodiversity conveniently ignores people on the spectrum who need extra help and cannot live on their own or are more severely handicapped by their neurological differences.
First off, many of us aren’t high-functioning enough to benefit from depathologizing autism. The neurodiversity movement doesn’t have much to say about lower-functioning autistics, who are decidedly less inspirational.
I want to clarify here why Neurodiversity does NOT ignore or exclude anyone.
What about people who are severely affected? How can that be a natural variation?
Thing’s aren’t that simple and I feel a…
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