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Neurodiversity Resources

This guide contains resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in supporting and learning about nerurodiversity and neurodivergent students.

Welcome to ELAC's Neurodiversity Resources Guide

Welcome to the ELAC Library's Neurodiversity Guide

This guide was created for students, staff, and faculty interested in neurodiversity.

Neurodiversity definition with infograph


Image from Increasing Neurodiversity in Disability and Social Justice Advocacy Groups by Jessica M.F. Hughes, PhD. 

Slides for neurodiversity workshops on campus

What is Neurodiversity?

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity refers to variation in neurocognitive functioning. It is an umbrella term that encompasses neurocognitive differences such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, intellectual disability, and schizophrenia as well as ‘normal’ neurocognitive functioning, or neurotypicality. Neurodivergent individuals are those whose brain functions differ from those who are neurologically typical, or neurotypical (NT). 

The neurodiversity movement refers to the disability rights movement aimed at full inclusion for all neurodivergent people. This movement is led by autistic self-advocates fighting for autism acceptance. 

Jessica M.F. Hughes, PhD., “Increasing Neurodiversity in Disability and Social Justice Advocacy Groups”

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