neurodiversity

[ noo r-oh-di-vur-si-tee, -dahy-, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, -daɪ-, ˌnyʊər- /

noun

the variation and differences in neurological structure and function that exist among human beings, especially when viewed as being normal and natural rather than pathological: recognizing autism as an example of neurodiversity.

Origin of neurodiversity

First recorded in 1995–2000; neuro- + diversity

Related forms

neu·ro·di·verse, adjective
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