Give neuroinclusive support.

To fully include and support neurominorities you must know the neurodiversity paradigm. My bespoke neurodiversity trainings are universally designed to serve anyone of any neurotype who works, lives with, or otherwise supports neurominorities. 

Learn about the neurodiversity paradigm from an experienced advocate who has worked with many Autistic and nonautistic professionals. I’ll answer any and all questions, present different neurotypes, explain terminology, and share resources to promote continued self-learning.

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Bernard Grant

Learn the Neurodiversity Paradigm.

Neurodiversity, short for neurological diversity, is the diversity of human minds, variances in human neurology that shape each person’s thinking and behavior. Neurodiversity is a biological fact. All humans are neurodiverse. Everyone thinks differently, as each person’s neurology develops based on their unique genetics, their environments, and the experiences they have within those environments. 

Neuro means “nerve” — the nervous system. Diversity means “variety” and is the measure of a given variable within a population. If skin colors, gender identities, and sexual and religious orientations are forms of diversity, then so is human neurology. All humans have neurotypes. So neurodiversity includes all humans. 

The neurodiversity paradigm recognizes the reality that some cognitive styles are typical (neurotypical, neuromajority) while others diverge from typicality (neurotypicality). Neurodivergent means a person’s cognitive style diverges from the neuromajority mainstream. Society medicalizes and marginalizes neurominorities, pathologizes us as disordered and in need of correction.

Under the neurodiversity paradigm, divergent minds are not “disordered”, a subjective value judgement with no biological basis. Neurodiversity is a vital form of human diversity that provides a model of living free of judgement while fueling the neurodiversity movement, a civil rights movement that challenges the ableism, discrimination, and social inequality society imposes on neurological minorities. 

Diversity fosters stability. By viewing neurodivergences as nonpathological variations in human cognition, a logical way of viewing human minds, the neurodiversity paradigm opposes the pathology paradigm to dismantle oppressive social dynamics that harm neurominorities. 

 

 

    “The Slippery Rock University community had the honor of welcoming Bernard Grant to speak on a virtual panel regarding the disparate impacts of COVID-19. A neurodiversity champion, Bernard spoke of their own experiences during the pandemic and their expertise being an autism personal coach. The university community greatly benefited from Bernard’s thoughtful insights and contributions, highlighting autistic and neurodivergent experiences and voices.”

     

    Natalie Drozda, Ph.D., LPC

    Assistant Professor at Slipper Rock University

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