Neurodiversity is the diversity of human brains and minds – the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species.
Neurodiversity is characterized by neurological differences which present neurodivergent individuals* with both gifts and challenges. Those differences appear in how the brain is “wired” and how it functions to support thinking and learning. Neurodiversity is not a condition, a disorder or a deficit.
Neurodiversity is to be recognized and respected as any other human variation, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, and sexual orientation.