Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is variation in brain function and behavioural traits in humans. Essentially, someone who is neurodivergent thinks differently from the way the majority expect. Neurotypical means the opposite – someone whose brain behaves the way society expects.

There are numerous neurodiverse conditions of which some overlaps and share certain traits while others remain completely unique. Some are more commonly diagnosed than others and it is possible to have more than one type of neurodiversity.

Examples of neurodiverse conditions include but are not limited to:

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyspraxia

  • Dyscalculia

  • Dysgraphia

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Other Tic syndromes

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Neurominorities is a term that refers to any neurological minority group and so might include intellectual disabilities, mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries, and more, as well as neurodiversities.

Coming Soon

This section of our website is under construction but the aim is to provide support and resources for those who are neurodiverse in the veterinary community and for those who wish to learn more about neurodiversity.

If you have any thoughts or advice that you would like included, feel free to get in touch. We are especially keen to hear from those who are neurodiverse and who might wish to contribute to text and resources on pages for a specific neurodiversity. Details can be found on the Contact Us section.