Neurotypical (NT) is something I have heard in meetings and see on some of Reilly’s documents. Reilly is not neurotypical. I found the information below while googling neurotypical. I think it is brilliant & witty so thought I would share.
What is “neurotypical”?
Neurotypical syndrome is a neurobiological disorder characterized by preoccupation with social concerns, delusions of superiority, and obsession with conformity. Neurotypical individuals often assume that their experience of the world is either the only one, or the only correct one. NTs find it difficult to be alone and are often intolerant of seemingly minor differences in others. When in groups NTs are socially and behaviorally rigid, and frequently insist on the performance of dysfunctional, destructive, and even impossible rituals as a way of maintaining group identity. NTs find it difficult to communicate directly, and have a much higher incidence of lying as compared to persons on the autistic spectrum.
What is the cause?
NT is believed to be genetic in origin. Autopsies have shown the brain of the neurotypical to be typically smaller than that of an autistic individual and to have overdeveloped areas related to social behavior.
How common is it?
Tragically, as many as 149 out of every 150 individuals might be neurotypical.
Is there any treatment for NT?
There is no known cure for Neurotypical syndrome, however, many NTs have learned to compensate for their disabilities and interact normally with autistic persons.
-information from the Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical
Are you neurotypical?
I also found a book which popped up on my facebook feed last week. It’s called Why doesn’t Jonny flap? it’s a great book. I downloaded it this morning and its an absolute must.
For a welcome change this is a book that focuses on how a person on the autism spectrum could view the quirks of a person who is not and how they may seem a bit weird but that’s ok we accept them anyway. Reilly’s neurotypical brothers will be reading this book I think it will help them gain a different perspective.
Johnny is different. He is never exactly on time, he can’t seem to stick to a routine and he often speaks in cryptic idioms. Johnny is neurotypical, but that’s OK.
Can’t share too much that wouldn’t be fair on the fabulous authors 😉
Be kind. Different is good!