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Neurodiversity
is Diversity

Did you know that approximately 15%–20% of the worldwide population is thought to be neurodivergent in some way? That means one in five people have a condition such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, or Tourette syndrome (but not limited to these conditions). That's a LOT!

 

It also includes folks without these diagnoses who have difficulties with organizational skills, social perception, and social interaction. Up to half of neurodivergent people don't even know that they are neurodivergent, so the actual numbers may be much higher.
 

Why Neurodiversity Matters

Neurodiversity is a term that describes the natural variation in how human brains function. Although society has traditionally treated these neurodivergent "conditions" as disabilities, the neurodiversity movement advocates for a shift in thinking that celebrates neurological differences and recognizes the unique strengths that come with them.

Many people with neurodivergent conditions have exceptional abilities that set them apart from the neurotypical population. For example, individuals with ADHD tend to have heightened creativity and a knack for thinking outside the box. People with autism often excel in analytical thinking, attention to detail, and pattern recognition. Those with dyslexia may have superior spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills.

 

We often possess unique perspectives and abilities that can be incredibly valuable in the workplace. In fact, many companies have recognized the benefits of neurodiversity and are actively seeking to recruit and accommodate neurodivergent individuals. Some studies have shown that teams with a higher degree of neurodiversity tend to be more innovative and better problem-solvers.

By embracing and celebrating neurodiversity, we can unlock the incredible potential of neurodivergent individuals and create a more inclusive and equitable society. Through understanding and acceptance, we can create a world that values and supports all individuals, regardless of their neurological differences.

My Neurodiversity Content + Perspectives

I write, speak, and educate about neurodiversity, both from a personal perspective and as an observer in the world. My continued interest in how the world treats neurodivergent people drives my research and passion for creating more understanding and awareness.

Click on any of my articles or podcasts below, or follow me on social media for more regular perspectives.

Featured in the
New York Post

My interview with
Authority Magazine

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Podcasts

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The Changemakers Podcast

Understanding and Embracing Neurodiversity

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New Ways Podcast

Neurodiversity: Why thinking different is actually awesome

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Comms Coffee Club Podcast

​Navigating the Waves of Tech Communications

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The Imposter Syndrome Network

Episode 75: Becca Chambers

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Cybersecurity Standup

Exploring Neurodiversity within Cybersecurity

Media, Articles, and Bylines

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