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A neurodivergent person is one whose neurological development and state are atypical, usually viewed as abnormal or extreme. The term was coined in the neurodiversity movement, as an opposite for "neurotypical". Previously, the term "neurodiverse" was sometimes applied to individuals for this purpose.
There are several recognized types of neurodivergence, including autism, Asperger's syndrome (a form of autism), dyslexia, dyscalculia, epilepsy, hyperlexia, dyspraxia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome. Left-handedness, gender identity disorder, homosexuality, bisexuality, and/or asexuality are sometimes also included.
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