Though more research is needed, the idea is a relatively small amount of support early on can help prevent future difficulties.
Some services require a formal diagnosis of autism or ADHD – but there is much parents and carers can do to support their child and their own wellbeing.
Autistic actor Chloe Hayden has worked to transcend the limits of a world not designed for neurodivergent people.
After an outcry on social media over its requirement that writers provide a medical diagnosis, Black Inc. has put on hold a planned anthology: Growing up Neurodivergent in Australia.
If diversity programs are to truly benefit Australia’s most disadvantaged groups, such as Indigenous people, more acknowledgement must be given to class and ‘intersectionality’.
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There are many benefits to being bilingual.
Masking or camouflaging is where people conceal certain traits and replace them with neurotypical ones to avoid being recognised as visibly neurodiverse.
The term ‘neurodiversity’ comes from autistic communities and means that all brains and ‘bodyminds’ work in diverse ways.
Language used to speak about disability changes over time, and preferences shift due to advocacy and allyship, legal proceedings and empirical research.
Some parents worry about labelling their child with an autism diagnosis. But labelling happens regardless of whether parents discuss diagnosis or not. It can instead take the form of name-calling.
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ActuallyAutistic, #AutismAcceptance and #AutisticAdults are all popular TikTok hashtags. But as much as TikTok can be liberating for people with autism, the conversation can’t stop there.
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If you think you have ADHD, getting a diagnosis can be a long, frustrating and often expensive process. But it can give you access to treatments and change how you see yourself.
Research shows there can be profound business benefits to hiring people living with intellectual disability.
We have interviewed more than 80 young people since the start of the pandemic, in an effort to better understand the concerns of many disengaged, marginalised and disadvantaged young people.
It is often at primary school that symptoms of neurodiverse conditions first come to light.
These children are not getting the help they need to thrive at school and at home.
While most children still had some level of developmental difficulties, the therapy boosted their social communication skills, leaving them less likely to meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis.
Despite progress in promoting workplace diversity, prejudices keep the employment prospects for neurodiverse individuals shockingly low.
Autism awareness campaigns often portray autistic people negatively as mysterious puzzles to be solved. In contrast, the rainbow infinity symbol celebrates neurodiversity.
Instead of supporting autism through awareness campaigns that may portray autistic people negatively, consider learning about initiatives led by autistic people themselves. Here are five ways to start.