Neurodiversity is all about understanding that people’s brains are different. We all think and learn differently, have different attention spans and experience different moods – and that is completely normal.
Sometimes these differences are given labels. You might be familiar with some of them, like ADHD/ADD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism or Tourette’s syndrome. They’re all different, but have one similarity: they affect some, but not all, thinking skills.
Understanding neurodiversity means recognising and respecting these differences – just like we notice differences in hair, eye or skin colour, but respect each other equally. It also means understanding that neurodiversity can bring huge benefits to those with learning and thinking differences and to the people around them.