Exceptional, not disordered: How we can all help neurodiverse children belong 

Neurodiversity is a term coined by sociologist Judy Singer to refer to natural variations in the human brain, driven by epigenetics.  The neurodiversity movement rejects the idea that people with ADHD, autism, and other neurodevelopmental conditions are somehow defective. As a society we need to value and accommodate neurodiverse children…

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects learning and necessitates individualized care in the classroom

Autism is a developmental disorder that can affect how one learns, but students with autism can still excel in school. Teachers can help their students with autism by first considering other developmental issues to best understand how the individual learns. Then, educators should offer individualized assistance to each student with…

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