THE ONLY STANDARD IS DIVERSITY
Neurodiversity is not a belief, nor a politically correct concept, let alone the latest buzzword.
Neurodiversity is a biological reality associated with the functioning of our brain, both extremely complex and largely diverse.
The infinite combinations of brain functioning are referred to as neurodiversity.
Neurodiversity covers a very broad spectrum: characteristics and intensity are different for everyone!
That’s what makes each one of us UNIQUE!
I am neurodivergent. What does it mean?
It means that my neurological responses are different from what is generally considered to be ‘normal’, i.e., the neurological functioning of the ‘majority of people’.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Is it common to be neurodivergent?
Neurodiversity is relatively common, more than we think.
It impacts approximately one in four people.
Does being different mean being deficient?
Alternative, atypical, or extraordinary neurological functionings are not necessarily deficiencies.
They are simply out of the ordinary… that’s all.
To be different is… to be different, not to be deficient.
Neurodiversity is …
INTELLIGENCE IN ALL ITS FORMS!
Different neurological behaviours are described on our website by cartoon characters we’ve named: THE ‘AS’ or ‘ACES’
They say I’m super talented, but that doesn’t mean I get good grades.
Sometimes I’m bored.
I am often on a different pace than my friends and, at times, it is difficult to get along.
And I ask myself so many questions that it worries me a lot, especially since I am very sensitive.
MY SPECIFICITY: GIFTEDNESS
I often seem to be ‘on the moon’. People say that I am sassy. In truth I am very emotional. I get tired quickly because remaining focused is very difficult for me. So sometimes I get very agitated, ask a thousand questions and annoy others. It’s just hard for me to stay focused.
MY SPECIFICITY: ADD/H – ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER with or without HYPERACTIVITY
I’m really bad at understanding social relationships. I live in my own ‘bubble’ and don’t like to leave it, or let others come in.
I understand super complicated things but I don’t get jokes.
Sometimes I make movements or say the same thing over and over. I hate change.
MY SPECIFICITY: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER – ASPERGER Syndrome
I need to have concrete explanations because I really struggle with concepts. If people believe in me, I can progress. I like to have things taught to me many times and slowly, it helps me assimilate them because I have a good memory. I do not always see any danger because I’m naive.
MY SPECIFICITY: INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT DISORDER
It’s difficult for me to learn to read. Anything that has to do with numbers or measurements is complicated. I’m pretty average at spelling. That just means it’s harder for me not impossible. Besides DYS it comes from Ancient Greek and it means difficult!!!
MY SPECIFICITY: DYSLEXIA
I have trouble coordinating my movements and people often think I’m being clumsy on purpose. It’s just my brain that doesn’t always give me the right information, and because of that, I find it difficult to write and draw. This is why I often take the wrong path.
MY SPECIFICITY: DYSPRAXIA
I often mix up words and I have a really hard time with abstract words. That explain why I often don’t understand poems. Basically, I find it difficult to express myself and understand others. It’s like I’m from another country and do not speak the same language!!!
MY SPECIFICITY: DYSPHASIA
Some sounds, bright lights, smells and touch can disturb me. It’s really hard for me to deal with all these stimuli all day long, because they give me a headache, tire me out quickly, prevent me from concentrating and sometimes even make me get really angry!
MY SPECIFICITY: SENSORY DISORDERS
I am a child like many others. Sometimes I immediately understand everything but sometimes I don’t. I can be very clumsy and cannot find my way. When I am tired, I don’t like noise and I don’t want to see other people. At times, I get really angry and explode. But most of the time, I am none of the above, I am just a child!
MY SPECIFICITY: NEUROTYPICAL