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Premiere Date: July 29, 2013

'Neurotypical' in Context


In the film, “neurotypical” (both an adjective and a noun) is defined as “a term used to describe non-autistics by autistics.” Neurotypical can also be used more generally to describe those not diagnosed with any of a range of neurological conditions, including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome. The term was coined by the autistic community and later adopted by the neurodiversity movement.

Caption: Charlie holds Violet.   Credit: Neurotypical.

»Autism Network International. “Don’t Mourn For Us.”
»National Symposium on Neurodiversity at Syracuse University. “What Is Neurodiversity?”
»Neurotypical Press Release.

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