Please note that the following pages titled Brain Exceptionalities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder are under construction.
New information and research have come to the attention of B.R.A.I.N.'s founder and appropriate edits are being made. The new pages will reflect a neurodiversity lens - one that sees neurobiological differences as a natural element of human diversity rather than a defect or disorder.
To curate this material appropriately takes time and thus B.R.A.I.N. is asking for your patience and understanding. The following pages will remain active during this transition as they still contain helpful information. Just please know that the current verbiage may reflect a pathologized paradigm from which B.R.A.I.N. is trying to move away.
In the meantime, to learn more about the neurodiversity paradigm, click here.
More commonly known as "special education," B.R.A.I.N. wishes to challenge the status quo and shake things up a bit by offering a new perspective on the traditional label. One of the many miracles of the human brain is that each share a similar biological make-up but just as one fingerprint looks similar to another on the surface subtle differences begin to emerge when one looks closer. Each and every brain has its own unique features, its own exceptions to the rules.
ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
“Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome that interferes with an individual’s ability to focus (inattention), regulate activity level (hyperactivity), and inhibit behavior (impulsivity).” – David A Sousa, How the Special Needs Brain Learns
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that can cause problems with thinking, feeling, language and the ability to relate to others.” - American Psychiatric Association