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We’re bringing you a mini episode today, and it’s one we had to record to rectify something we just realized: not everyone knows what neurodiversity means, or what autism spectrum disorder actually entails.
In today’s episode, we’re getting back to basics and digging out the DSM-5 to define these terms for anyone who might not be aware. Let’s normalize the experiences our children are having and reflect that with the words we use.
In this episode, you’ll learn...
[01:00] A Graham-ism and Rylan-ism to open the show
[09:24] Why we’re getting back to basics and talking about the terminology used for neurodiversity
[11:31] What autism spectrum disorder is and how that diagnosis can differ greatly among families
[14:21] How the term neurodiversity is used to describe the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in different ways
[16:44] Why the term neurodiversity seems to be used more in our culture even though it’s been around since the ‘90s.
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