What does neurodiversity-affirming mean?
Neurodiversity simply means that all brains are different in important and necessary ways.
These differences give us a unique perspective on the world.
While all our brains are different, most brains have a lot in common. The world is built for “most brains.”
When a child is neurodivergent, it means that their brain is built in a way that is different than “most brains.”
This can make things challenging because the world was not built for them.
When we take a neurodiversity-affirming perspective to understanding our child’s diagnosis, it changes our lens from what’s wrong to what’s different.