Neurodiversity

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Neurodiversity, also known as neurodivergence, is the concept that people with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and sometimes even epilepsy are not "disordered", but rather have these conditions as a result of natural variations in the brain and that medical professionals and general society are the problem in considering these conditions diseases and disorders. Like all leftist movements, the neurodiversity movement has been known to harass and bully people who disagree with them (including autistic people), as well as autism therapists and parents of autistic children.[1]

Doctrine

The neurodiversity movement labels anyone with any of the above listed disorders as "neurodivergent", although people with autism are the main target. They strongly oppose "person-first language" (eg. "person with autism") in favor of "identity-first language" (eg. "autistic person"), always capitalizing "Autistic", because they treat autism and other "neurodivergent" conditions as similar to national heritage and as being a major component of a person's identity. They consider person-first language to "accessorize" autism, although they do this themselves by considering autism a "gift" and creating an "autism pride" movement. However, they completely ignore those with "moderate-" to "low-functioning" autism and oppose the use of these labels, although the disorder is a spectrum.

Neurodiversity advocates are also vehemently against any kinds of cures or treatments for autism (particularly ABA therapy), comparing it to eugenics and considering it to be abuse in all circumstances, even if the client wants a treatment or cure, makes progress or enjoys the therapy.

Neurodiversity advocates, like other social justice warriors, harass and insult anyone who disagrees with them, calling them "ableist", in the same manner that Black Lives Matter supporters call opponents racists and feminists call opponents misogynists. An Australian mother of autistic children wrote a post venting of caregiver frustration and stated that she hated autism; she was met with death threats, was told that she didn't deserve to be a mother and was even drawn hanging from a puzzle piece.[2]

Neurodiversity advocates are easily found on Instagram and other leftist social media sites.

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