I'm happy to have received some comments already from participants in the CRSTE Cyberconference 2010, and would like to make some reflections on them in this post. One issue that came up was the deficit-oriented paradigm that is too often used in special education. One participant shared the experience of a friend who had attended special education as follows: "They thought I was bad at something, so they tested me to find exactly how bad I was at it, and then spent the next years of my life making me do what I was bad at as much as possible." Imagine instead if this individual had said: "They thought I was good at something, so they tested me to find exactly how good I was at it, and then spent the next years of my life making me do what I was good at as much as possible." What a difference this might have made in the self-concept, motivation, and transformation of this individual! What needs to change in special education in order to effect this kind of a change in emphasis? I don't believe that special educators intend to focus most of the attention on what is "bad" in students, but the system itself is constructed so that this is what usually happens. There is a kind of "deficit" atmosphere that hangs over special education. What needs to happen in order to change this emphasis to an "asset atmosphere?" This is the sort of atmosphere that reigns over programs for the gifted and talented. What would need to happen in order to take the atmosphere of a gifted classroom and apply it to the atmosphere of a "special education" classroom. Of course, the concept of neurodiversity as I define it in my forthcoming book, recommends neither of tXhese kinds of classrooms, but rather a full inclusion classroom, where "normal" "disabled" and "gifted" categories are blurred, and each student is regarded in terms of her assets and challenges, achievements and needs. One great example of such a "neurodiversity" school is the Patrick O'Hearn School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, which has just been renamed The William W. Henderson Inclusion School. I'd like to hear from participants about other successful inclusion models that have been implemented around the country. I feel that the term neurodiversity is one that can be useful to the inclusion movement, by providing a framework within which different kinds of brains can be nurtured in the classroom.