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Thomas Armstrong
I was just reading an article in The Watertown (NY) Daily Times about a seventeen-year-old named Christopher Durgen who has ADHD and autism.  As a young child, he had trouble getting along with classmates and was frequently suspended from school.  That all changed around the end of his sophomore year in high school when he disovered...
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I’ve been reading a number of blogs that have been critical of the neurodiversity movement.  Generally, they’ve characterized neurodiversity as saying “we don’t want a cure; we don’t want research; we just want to be left alone in our differentness.”  I suspect that only a small minority of neurodiversity activists take this position.  I certainly don’t.  In...
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The following review of my book Neurodiversity appeared in the April 26, 2010 edition of Publisher's Weekly:  Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences Thomas Armstrong. Da Capo, $26 (288p) ISBN 978-0-7382-1354-5 "Armstrong (7 Kinds of Smart), an educational consultant turned author, argues that there is no “normal” brain...
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An article in the New York Times yesterday reported that neurodiversity advocate Ari Ne'eman's nomination to the National Council on Disability was being held up in the U.S. Senate because of an anonymous hold placed by one or more senators.  While it is not certain as to why the nomination is being opposed, it may be reasonably supposed to...
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I want to thank the readers who have come from the CRSTE Cyberconference, and especially those who made comments on my posts, for participating in this i-event.  The comments have all been very positive and insightful.  One commenter, for example, suggested that while the Industrial Revolution marginalized people with disabilities, the Technological Revolution puts them...
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