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What is being Neurodivergent?

Being in our ND-Affirming love bubble, I sometimes forget that people don't know what being Neurodivergent means. Essentially, people whose brains are not neurotypical (NT) are considered to be ‘neurodivergent’ (ND).


The neurodiversity movement advocates the idea that our brains are different and that everyone (whether neurotypical or neurodivergent) should be treated equally by individuals, the workplace and external environments.


The “neurodivergent” label originally focused on those who are autistic. However, in more recent years it has been used to describe those who think, behave, and learn differently to what is typical in society. Being neurodivergent should NOT be considered an inherent deficit but simply a difference in processing the world around us.


We place a focus on brain health (the hardware) no matter what your neurotype (the software/operating system)... and therefore creating healthier brains, does not and cannot CHANGE your neurotype, nor do we want it to.


The best analogy is that of the phone/computer operating system. Android v Apple. Neither is better or worse, except by opinion. However, the apps are not interchangeable across them both. If the world chose to favour only one of these, then everyone who had the other would be at a distinct disadvantage.


Several recognised types of Neurodivergence include Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Hyperlexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome (TS), Pathological Demand Avoidance, Sensory Processing, Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Bipolar, Synaesthesia and more...


We encourage people to embrace their unique neurology, sensory profile and nervous systems needs. You are NOT broken. You play a role in forcing society to embrace individual authenticity and acceptance of individual differences without judgement - what a powerful soul you must have been to put your hand up for this crucial humanity-evolving task.


We see you.


- T ♡

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