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Celebrate Neurodiversity - It's not a Disorder

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It’s time that we stop thinking about conditions like ADHD and autism as ‘disabilities’ and recognize them as valuable pieces of humanity’s neurodiversity
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Nope it’s a disability. I need my modification and accommodations and actually am discriminated against weekly. I think more needs to be done for those of us with hidden disabilities not less.
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Excuse me, but my ADHD IS a disorder, and I honestly don’t see any of it as a plus. My lack of concentration, difficulty to maintain organization, lack of motivation to complete tasks, and difficulty staying on task can make my life hell if I don’t manage it correctly, and even with my medication and organization strategies in place, some days are harder than others. I don’t see how any of this can be seen as a plus.
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Excuse me, but my ADHD IS a disorder, and I honestly don’t see any of it as a plus. My lack of concentration, difficulty to maintain organization, lack of motivation to complete tasks, and difficulty staying on task can make my life hell if I don’t manage it correctly, and even with my medication and organization strategies in place, some days are harder than others. I don’t see how any of this can be seen as a plus.
True. It should not be boxed because every one is different.
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I have Aspberger's. It's a disability and it sucks. I don't want anyone else speaking for me on that. No one had any idea what it's like for me, except me. That panic attacks, the anxiety, the confusion, the forgetfulness... I'm embarrassed, I'm scared, I'm confused, I get lost going somewhere and get full blown panic attacks while I'm driving and have to pull over.... It's a disability. Whether anyone wants to admit it or not.
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But they are disabilities? If they inhibit cognitive or physical function it is a disability. Now these disabilities each have their own spectrums and hurdles and it should be celebrated when somebody overcomes their impairment but do not try to deny or undervalue their struggle.
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Everyone is different. There really is no normal. There may be predominant human characteristics and non-predominant but each comes with pros and cons. As a teacher, I just try to meet a kid where he or she is. I know the kids that miss social cues or have a hard time focusing and I adapt my teaching strategies for them without needing a diagnosis. It’s just a matter of accepting a person as a whole human being and everything that they come with.
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The problem is, it’s only a disability because we don’t fit in to the mainstream. So, yes, if we must fit into a mold then, yes, technically & legally it is a disability. But really, we are different than & learn differently from the mainstream. But it doesn’t make us lesser than.
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When your kid is seriously harming themselves, often violent with others, poops their pants on a regular basis (as a teen or adult and often with explosive diarrhea), can't function independently- yeah, that's a DISABILITY! Deal with it. Stop pretending like somehow it's an evolutionary advancement for people to be overwhelmed by loud noises and not be able to communicate well with other humans.
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These children minds are racing so much faster than ours people don't understand that that they process everything around them so much faster than what is considered normal for most of us that there 5 senses are overwhelming and they have to learn to cope and that is not easy.
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I never gave my son medication,I got absolutely no help from the school system, he was an A student, not a discipline problem, but school was very hard for him. And that needs to change.
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Every person is different so let’s not label the thing “wrong” with them. Instead as many have said it before to look at their strengths and work on their weaknesses on their own. Let them be themselves and discover the world at their pace not everyone else’s.
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As an Autism mom this is the most ridiculous video ever!!!! Figure out the CAUSE! Stop this from happening so we don’t have to normalize it!There is nothing normal about an epidemic!
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I'm sorry, this is ridiculous. You wouldn't tell someone with cancer to just accept it as their genes. You would want it healed.
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