author={Micki McGee},
  pages={12 - 13}
  • M. McGee
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Psychology
  • Contexts
The neurodiversity movement emerged as an extension of the disability rights movement to include the those individuals with neurological differences. Micki McGee posits that neurodiversity is also a response to the neoliberalism of the past three decades that has (1) shifted responsibility for individuals with neurological and cognitive challenges back to the family, and (2) fostered a crippling speed-up in our workplaces while simultaneously requiring new levels of sociability and flexibility… 

Can We Broaden the Neurodiversity Movement without Weakening It? Participatory Approaches as a Framework for Cross-disability Alliance Building

Implications/ Values: Becoming aware of power imbalances and working to rectify them is essential for building effective alliances across neurotypes. Sufficient space and time are needed to create

Deconstructing Disability and Neurodiversity: Controversial Issues for Autism and Implications for Social Work

Disability is a socially constructed concept that can be viewed from either a medical or a social perspective. Autism, a developmental disability, can be viewed from the medical model of disability

Neurodiversity studies: mapping out possibilities of a new critical paradigm

This paper explores how neurodiversity has been described as a collective property of brains, as it tries to negotiate between us what it is to be human and how to work together to ensure the authors' flourishing and to alleviate suffering, and proposes that the analogy between neurod diversity and biodiversity is unpicked.

Equality, Capability and Neurodiversity

The challenges of neurodiversity have been most directly explored in debate around the demands of equality in a democracy. The debate roughly divides into two camps: democratic equality and the

Neurodiversity at work: a biopsychosocial model and the impact on working adults

  • N. Doyle
  • Psychology, Medicine
    British medical bulletin
  • 2020
It is recommended that research addresses more functional, occupational concerns and includes the experiences of stakeholders in research development, moving away from diagnosis and deficit towards multi-disciplinary collaboration within a biopsychosocial model.

Is autism a mental disorder?

The supporters of the neurodiversity movement contend that autism is not a mental disorder, but rather a natural human variation. In a recent paper Jerome Wakefield, David Wasserman and Jordan Conrad

Contrasting Political Ontologies of Neurodiversity in High-Concussion-Risk Rural Cultures

An analysis of high-concussion-risk rural cultures shows that there are hidden culturally imperial hazards in the medicalization of socially constructed norms of health, and that groups with members of differing, but culturally syntonic, neurologies possess equal-but-different functionality as healthy human people.

Reconceptualizing Autism: An Alternative Paradigm for Social Work Practice

ABSTRACT Autism is a complex, often misunderstood condition. More than a neurological disorder, autism can also be viewed as a different cognitive style or an alternative way of perceiving and

Reconciling the seemingly irreconcilable: The WHO's ICF system integrates biological and psychosocial environmental determinants of autism and ADHD

It is argued that the ICF provides not only a multitude of opportunities in accounting for the environmental determinants in researching and clinically managing NDDs, but opportunities for harmonizing the seemingly irreconcilable biomedical and neurodiverse paradigms.

'At the End of the Day, It's Love': An Exploration of Relationships in Neurodiverse Couples.

Analysis revealed that ND relationships progressed along similar pathways as non-ND relationships, and facilitators included the strength-based roles that each partner took on and the genuine support and care for each other.