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The Gift of Neurodiversity

The Gift of Neurodiversity

During the last few years, and rightly so, there has been far more recognition and appreciation of neurodiversity in society. Many corporations have come to realize that neurodiversity is something to be understood and celebrated and that people with different minds can contribute incredible things to the world.

I believe that every person is blessed with a divine spirit and has a unique task to fulfill in the world. Children begin to discover their unique talents and natural calling as they grow and develop if they are given the opportunity and guidance they need. 

Unfortunately, today’s educational system does not focus on helping children discover or develop their particular abilities and talents, due to uniform requirements, standardized curriculums, and teaching to the test. Sadly, this has bred is a lot of mediocrity in academics and led to immense frustration on the part of students. 

Perhaps the average student can somehow manage to succeed within the system. However, children who are different thinkers or learners are often unable to thrive in a typical school environment. Many times, they will experience difficulty focusing or staying on task. They are sent for evaluations, which often lead to diagnoses and medical interventions.

Read more on the Different Brains website

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Jacki Edry

Jacki Edry

Jacki Edry is a graduate of Hampshire College and has an extensive background in education, writing, and marketing. She has been exploring the world of autism and neurodiversity for over thirty-five years. 

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