Defining away impairment
My exchange with Janine Booth (Solidarity 513 and previous) started with a comment by me, in an interview with Judy Singer previewing the neurodiversity session at Ideas from Freedom.
Some neuroatypicalities, I suggested, are just “differences”; others are also “impairments”. (There’s a big grey area, as with physical atypicalities).
I cited examples from my experience as a maths teacher. Some autistic students are “just different”. Others, maybe impaired.
Example: “student B” spent most of his school time in the Special Education Unit. The SEU asked him to go to my