What is Neurodiversity?

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You’ve heard of the conditions. If you are on this website, you are likely to be labelled with one yourself or know somebody who is.

Neurodiverse conditions include:

  • Autism
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
  • And others…

The list goes on, which is why we sometimes prefer to use the term neurodiversity.

We all have quirks, and nobody can define what “normal” is…

It is likely that you know somebody who won’t drive in unfamiliar places in case they get lost. Or that you have heard of people who can hear a song twice and then replicate it perfectly on their musical instrument of choice.

Whoever they may be, most of the population tend to have a few quirky traits (aspergers traits, if you like). This is normal human variation. So, I suppose we could class this as “normal”.

Now for us, neurodiverse people are simply people that have an unusually large amount of quirks, and usually to a large degree. Or in other words:

“People who think and perceive the world in a different way to what is considered to be the norm – and which goes beyond normal human variation.”

Aspiedent is a team of neurodiverse people led by autistic genius, Director, and trained teacher Dr Elizabeth Guest (BSc, PhD PGCHE). Our aim is to help people use their strengths to overcome weaknesses, after first understanding their own quirky traits.

The service is aimed at autistic and neurodiverse adults and those who know them, including family and health, social care and education professionals

Have a look at our Services Page now to find out how we can help.

Testimonial

More understanding with individuals as well as awareness of own behaviours. It is relevant to all people diagnosed or not.

Customer Team Manager, Carillion