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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Neurodiversity


What is neurodiversity? 

Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits. (from Types of neurodiversity can include autism, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, and even emotional and behavioral disorders. (from

Neurodiversity Articles & Resources

Baron‐Cohen, S. (2017) Editorial Perspective: Neurodiversity – a revolutionary concept for autism and psychiatry. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry. [Online] 58 (6), 744–747. 

Clouder, L. et al. (2020) Neurodiversity in higher education: a narrative synthesis. Higher education. [Online] 80 (4), 757–778.

Hamilton, J. (2020) How Neurodiversity is Changing Work. ITNow. [Online] 62 (1), 56–57.

Jaarsma, P. & Welin, S. (2011) Autism as a Natural Human Variation: Reflections on the Claims of the Neurodiversity Movement. Health care analysis. [Online] 20 (1), 20–30.

Lewis, C. (2017) Creating Inclusive Campus Communities: The Vital Role of Peer Mentorship in Inclusive Higher Education. Metropolitan universities. [Online] 28 (3).

Rentenbach, B. et al. (2017) Valuing differences: Neurodiversity in the classroom. Phi Delta Kappan. [Online] 98 (8), 59–63.

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