What is neurotypical privilege?
The idea that everyone has the same neurology, or, in other words, that everyone has the 'same kind of brain', is also something which is being contested by several groups of persons with disabilities, particularly persons with autism. People who have brain functions - like thinking, or processing information, or understanding - which is like the majority of the population, are said to be neurotypical. Those who are different identify themselves as 'neurodivergent'. Sarah Langston, associate editor at 'The Scavenger', describes it as the privilege of people with 'no neural distinctions like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, Asperger's syndrome, depression, attention deficit disorder and so on3 . It is almost the same as able-bodied privilege, but with some added features such as an absence of the risk of infantilization and institutionalization that non-neurotypical people face.next: Why should able-bodied/ neurodivergent privilege be identified?