Issue 328: Neurodiversity

  • Neurodiversity

    10 Oct 2019

    Truly embracing neurodiversity means being open to a wider spectrum of mindsets as well as setting targets, says Paula Graham-Gazzard.

    The term ‘neurodiversity’ covers a range of differences in cognitive processes and/or sensory experience including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and associated neurological issues such as synaesthesia and other sensory sensitivities. These are hidden disabilities. It’s hard to tell how many neurodiverse people are actively involved in the visual arts because, while some are happy to declare neurodiversity and discuss its role in their practice, many do their best to ‘mask’... more

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