What is Neurodiversity?

We all experience and interact with the world in a way that makes sense to us. Neurodiversity highlights the idea that there’s no one right way to think, learn, behave or feel.

Neurodiversity is used as a way to describe the different ways human brains work because there’s no single definition of “normal” when it comes to the brain. 

Typically, neurodiversity has been used to describe autism spectrum disorder, as well as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or learning disabilities, but neurodiversity can include medical disorders, learning disabilities, and other conditions. Neurodiversity also includes many strengths, such as an ability to problem-solve, focus on complex tasks, and identify patterns.

What conditions are considered neurodivergent?  

Neurodiversity can include autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and more. Individuals who may have some of these conditions may not identify as neurodiverse, emphasising that every person is allowed to identify how they wish in a way that makes sense to them.

Where to go if you want to explore more about neurodiversity  

If you or someone you know thinks they may be neurodivergent, there are resources available to help find more information and the next steps. You can talk with your healthcare provider who can refer you to a professional who can help by providing more information in a way that works for you. 

You or someone you know may also connect with others in a safe space to seek more information and feel connected to others who may be experiencing similar things.  Join Togetherall, a global online peer community.

At Togetherall, members are anonymous, and the platform is monitored 24/7 by licensed mental health clinicians, allowing for safety, openness, and a place to connect with others in a way that works for them.

Globally, 20+ million people have access to Togetherall, creating a large, diverse, and active community. Members can quickly and easily find peers with shared lived experiences that can give them a sense of belonging along with coping skills and strategies. 

Not ready to share? That’s okay. Togetherall has a wealth of resources, like self-help courses, articles, journaling tools, and goal-setting guides.

How to register and participate in the Togetherall community

Join Togetherall; a safe, online & anonymous peer support community by registering at togetherall.com and answering a few questions. You’ll receive a confirmation email and then from there can start connecting with others and feeling better.

People think differently, which means we can also utilise different ways to feel better. With Togetherall, members can share their experiences and share community.

Register for the anonymous online peer community today with your access parameters.