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This page serves as an introduction to resources on Disability and Neurodiversity. To find more information and research tips explore these guides:
Defining Neurodiversity - according to Stanford's Neurodiversity Project, neurodiversity is a concept that regards individuals with differences in brain function and behavioral traits as part of normal variation in the human population. The movement of Neurodiversity is about uncovering the strengths of neurodivergent individuals and utilizing their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole.
Defining Disability - according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered."
These tabs offer a small selection of resources on disability and neurodiversity. To view more recommendations click here or explore the Snell Library website.
Explore these databases to find articles and other resources:
Brain & Life, open access resources from the American Academy of Neurologist Magazine resporting on research and the experiences of neurodivergent persons and their families and caregiver with a link to the top 10 articles of 2020 and a searchable database of Disorders A--Z
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Disability Resource Center
The DRC is dedicated to partnering with the diverse population of students, staff, and faculty who we serve at Northeastern and in the surrounding community. We strive to provide exemplary service, education, and resources in the work that we do. Our guiding principles are informed by federal law regarding disability and privacy, by the University’s policies on equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and the Student Code of Conduct, and also by the rights and the individual needs of the people who we serve.