Neurodiversity and the pathologisation of difference

Neurodiversity is a perspective on human cognition that has emerged in recent years that proposes conditions such as those on the autism spectrum are not disorders but instead a reflection of a multitude of human variations. As psychology moves away from the pathologisation of difference, society is increasingly forced to consider the efficacy of our systems and institutions towards those they have not been designed to benefit. Producer Darius Sawyer spoke to Dr Tom Tutton, a clinical psychologist and positive behaviour support specialist at Autism Spectrum Australia, to discuss a more inclusive perspective of those on the autism spectrum.

Produced by Darius Sawyer

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