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Neurotypical, as a specific term for its original purpose within autistic communities, has been replaced by some with allistic, or “nypical”, which has roughly the same meaning that “neurotypical” had originally. (Wikipedia)

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Aspergers Syndrome

Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger’s, is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. As a milder autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it differs from other ASDs by relatively normal language and intelligence. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and unusual use of language are common. Signs usually begin before two years old and typically last for a person’s entire life. (Wikipedia) Aspergers Syndrome is a subtype of autism. It is no longer used as a diagnosis. In its original form, it was applied to individual who were able to function in “normal” society, albeit they were often viewed as odd, weird, eccentric, etc.

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Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and disability that argues diverse neurological conditions are result of normal variations in the human genome. (Wikipedia)

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Neurotypical or NT, an abbreviation of neurologically typical, is a neologism widely used in the autistic community as a label for people who are not on the autism spectrum. (Wikipedia) Its opposite is Neurodiverse.

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