This video is part 3 of a 10 video series based on a course I taught called Introduction to Neurodiversity, at Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education. It discusses the roots of the neurodiversity movement showing how it essentially emerged in the 1990’s out of the autistic rights movement, which itself emerged from the disability rights movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. It discusses important legislation, advocacy efforts, key documents, and presents a timeline of the key events that propelled the concept of neurodiversity to a position of public visibility in the 2010’s.
For more information about neurodiversity, see my books The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain, and Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life.
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