neurodiverse person sticker
This is a vinyl, high quality, fade-resistant, weatherproof sticker of the original, hand drawn/painted design, 'Neurodiversity'. It is approximately 3 inches high and 4 inches wide. According to Wikipedia, 'Neurodiversity refers to variations in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions. "Neurodiversity" is a portmanteau of "neurological" and "diversity" that was popularized in the late 1990s by Australian sociologist Judy Singer and American journalist Harvey Blume. The term emerged as a challenge to prevailing views that certain neurodevelopmental disorders are inherently pathological and instead adopts the social model of disability, which states that societal barriers are the main contributing factor that disables people.' One of my favorite quotes about neurodiversity comes from Samantha Pierce. She states, 'As a parent, neurodiversity represents a welcome respite from the language of tragedy and despair that often surrounds discussions about autism. I get to interact with people who are striving for fulfilling lives as autistic people, parents of autistic people who are at peace with autism, and people who fill both roles. Living everyday lives, autistic adults are becoming part of the fabric of their communities.' In contrast to the puzzle piece which seems to be a symbol of confusion, disorientation, and even sadness, the rainbow infinity symbol of neurodiversity suggests flow, wholeness, and hope.