Q: I hear about AD/HD being “neurodiversity”. Can you tell me about this?

A: Neurodiversity is a term used to designate conditions that involve a person having a differently structured neurological system that functions differently. The concept of neurodiversity is that people experience and interact with their world in many different ways. The idea is that there is not a single “right” way of thinking, learning, and behaving. Rather than thinking in terms of “deficit”; “disorder”; or mental illness, differences are not seen as deficits per se but as differences.

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