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A new type of diversity: Neurodiversity

When people think of diversity, they generally think of racial and cultural differences.  One school is working to raise awareness a different type of diversity -Neurodiversity; the practice of acknowledging differences in learning. 

The College of William and Mary has established the Neurodiversity Initiative, which will allow for a more hospitable environment for students with cognitive differences.

Lydia Brown, a recent guest speaker on campus gave a presentation titled “Politicized Disability and the Crisis of Disabled Oppression. Brown stated, “We should build communities that actually uplift people not in spite of their afflictions but because of them,”  

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