The Neurodiversity Approach(es): What Are They and What Do They Mean for Researchers?

  title={The Neurodiversity Approach(es): What Are They and What Do They Mean for Researchers?},
  author={Patrick Dwyer},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={73 - 92}
  • Patrick Dwyer
  • Published 22 February 2022
  • Psychology
  • Human Development
This paper presents the concepts of “neurodiversity” and the “neurodiversity approaches” towards disability and discusses how confusion regarding the meaning of these concepts exacerbates debate and conflict surrounding the neurodiversity approaches. For example, some claim the neurodiversity approaches focus solely on society and deny contributions of individual characteristics to disability (a controversial stance), whereas this paper joins other literature in acknowledging the contributions… 

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