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Neuro-Affirming Terms

Neuro-Affirming Terms:


OLD

Deficits, symptoms and impairments

School refusal

Co-morbidity

‘Suffering from’ Autism or ADHD

Restricted interests, ‘Special Interests’

Using functioning labels like; low functioning or high functioning


NEW

Specific neurodivergent experiences

School can’t

Co-occurring

Is Autistic, Is an ADHDer

Focused or intense interests, ‘Spins’

Describe specific support needs, individual strengths and differences


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