What do I mean by neuroquirky, and how did it come into being?

The term neurodiverse is often incorrectly used when neurodivergent should be used instead. Neurodiverse means a group of different neurotypes, whereas neurodivergent refers specifically to those who have less typical brain wirings. It’s a mistake that people who are prominent in media have been making, which leads me to confusion sometimes over whether I have used the correct term. In conversation at one point I used the phrase neuroquirky to mean neurodivergent and it just kinda stuck.

All those with different neurologies are welcome here. Be it ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, autism, dyscalculia, synthesthesia, hyperlexia, OCD, Irlen syndrome, or being highly sensitive. Acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities and mental health issues can also be deemed non-neurotypical. If it feels like you fit in here, you’re probably in the right place.

My belief is that we are here to make the world a better place, and that begins with understanding our quirks, loving ourselves just as we are. Not trying to exist according to someone else’s rules. Just because those rules work for others does not mean that they will work for us.

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