Q: When might a “difference” in neurodiversity thinking be a difficulty?

A: Difficulty or disability can be thought of as to whether a person’s behaviour is functional in the interaction between the person, their context, and their task. “Functional” is seen as accomplishing tasks as required, meeting one’s needs without harm to self or others. This is the same for neurodivergent and neurotypical persons. Neurodiversity can be a difficulty in the majority neurotypical world if reasonable accommodations are not made.

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