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a person who has a developmental disorder and/or a mental illness
Amy, who has Asperger's, prefers to think of herself as neurodivergent rather than flawed or ill.

Peter is schizophrenic, and he also thinks "neurodivergent" is a better way to describe his brain, because it does not pathologize him.

Sam is both autistic and bipolar, and uses neurodivergent because it allows them to talk about their experiences as both non-allistic and non-mentally-"healthy" in a way that doesn't carry a bunch of extra judgments about what's good or normal.
by Nate 277 October 04, 2014
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