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Neurodiversity Stamp by Spectrumites Neurodiversity Stamp by Spectrumites
Neurodiversity stands for the idea that different neurological wiring is a natural part of human diversity.

The most common use of the word Neurodiverse is in the Autistic Rights movement. The idea is to try to spread awareness and have people accepted as they are and helped in their real daily struggles, rather than to be changed or 'cured' in order to be acceptable.

Note: - the sign has two sides.

The side with the puzzle piece crossed out is a protest against Autism Speaks, which channels donation money that should go into treatment and support into finding a non-existent cure.

The other side is called The Autfinity Symbol, which is the symbol for Autistic Rights.

For more information see -
Wikipedia Article on Neurodiversity

Spectrumites - An Autistic Rights Forum

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Thanks for reading... :) Hope it's all useful in understanding something from a different perspective.

:star: STAMP TEMPLATE USED IS FROM - :iconkencho: at [link]
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:iconstardustkitten44:
Stardustkitten44 Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has to be one of the saddest stamps I've ever seen. Sure, people aren't always 100% intelligent, it's unavoidable. But this is one diversity that we don't need to celebrate.
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:iconceltickawaii:
I actually disagree. I do believe that it does nothing for me to be pitied by all the "normal" people who wish to see me as some hopeless little 'special ed' on whom Lifetime will make a movie about. But if I just 'accept' it, and not look for a recovery, then it's almost like giving up. I mean, I wouldn't be who I am without my Aspergers Syndrome, but I've had to overcome quite a bit, many times feeling like there was a wall between me and others. I don't feel like saying that being hunched over in a ball near the corner and not talking to other people is just a 'part' of who I am. :no:
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FunnelFlaky Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU

-I'm autistic.
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:iconcharanty:
As far as i know, autism is a condition caused by a multiple things. Probably it's combination of some rare mutations in genes. But actually nobody knows for sure.
So in my humble opinion, at first we should understand what causes it and only after that we should decide what to do with it. So if it's a disease it should be cured but if it's just a deviation/variation of how human brain can work - let them live as they wish.
PS
Could you please explain in short words what neurodiversity is? I've read the article but English isn't my native language so i'm not sure if i understood it correctly.
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:iconsylentnyte:
Awesome stamp! For years I've always been made fun of for befriending the 'Special Ed', when I myself wasn't. But you know what, I may not have any wrong with me, but I learned one thing in my life....that Autistic/Aspergers/ect people are some of THEE best people to know. I have never been mistreated, backstabbed, gossiped about, or taken advantage of, by them. I prefer their company over any so called 'normal' people. What's normal about being jerks? I'm proud to support autistic rights and proud to support this stamp. :w00t:
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:iconnerdycat:
Since I have Aspergers, that's going right to my fave. I'm sick of everybody hating autistic people. One day we will show those assholes who we really are!

Sorry, I was angry when I wrote that.
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ultranox Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AMEN BROTHER I'M WITH YA!
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:icondanieltherandomguy:
I have Aspburgers, so, I thank and respect you for your support :D (Mine is very mild, and its more of an aunsombe; it's accompanied by Dyslecia and ADHD, so I'm about a "C" student, but, I get by:D)
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:iconplatypus12:
Yeah! To heck with Neurotypicals!
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GerardsHouseOfWolves Dec 12, 2008
I can understand of you being proud of who you are, and rightly so, everyone should have that right. But whatabout the parents or relatives who have Low functioning autistic people in their families, who cannot do ANYTHING for themselves, surely they would wants a cure, In fact I know there are some parents out there that want a cure for this "disease"/disability.
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