Understanding the Difference Between Neurodiverse and Neurodivergent

Accessible Learning Services shares some best practices considerations:

  • Neurodiversity was first coined by Australian sociologist Judy Singer in the 1990s. It emphasizes that everyone has a unique brain composed of diverse strengths and weaknesses. 

  • The Cleveland Clinic defines Neurodivergent as “a nonmedical term that describes people whose brains develop or work differently”. This includes individuals who report having ASD, ADHD, LD and some mental health conditions. 

  • Neurodivergent ways of thinking can bring new perspectives to the labour force and fuel innovation. 

  • Read how Ernst & Young has developed initiatives and programs to target this underrepresented and valuable group of employees. View the article.


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