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Leveling the Playing Field for the NeuroDiverse Community March 27, 2023USADT


Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, welcomed NVLD and Neurodivergent Expert Linda Karanzalis, MS, BCCS to provide another commentary in a series.

Neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes neurological differences as natural variations in human beings rather than as deficits or disorders. This concept encompasses a range of neurological differences, such as autism, NVLD, ADHD, dyslexia, and Tourette syndrome, among others.

Discrimination against neurodivergent people occurs when individuals who display these differences are marginalized or excluded on the basis of their neurological characteristics. This can take many forms including negative stereotypes, unequal treatment, and a lack of understanding and support.

There are many examples of how neurodivergent individuals face discrimination in various aspects of life such as education, e

mployment, and social interactions. For instance, neurodivergent individuals may struggle to fit into traditional classroom settings that are designed for neurotypical students, leading to lower academic achievement and a lack of appropriate educational accommodations.

In the workplace, individuals with neurological differences may face difficulty in finding and maintaining employment due to employers’ lack of understanding and support for their unique strengths and challenges. Social stigma surrounding neurodiversity can lead to isolation, and negative attitudes towards individuals who display such differences.

Recognizing neurodiversity as a natural aspect of the human experience and challenging discriminatory attitudes and behaviors can help create a more inclusive society that values and supports the contributions of all individuals regardless of their neurological characteristics.

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