The Center for Neurodiversity devoted to destigmatizing mental illness by changing how those with mental illnesses are viewed. The long-term goal of this center is to replace the perceptions of mentally ill as those who simply possess a brain and a thought process that is out of the ordinary – they are neurodiverse: They possess unique brains. Their different brains sometimes may not allow them to conform to the prevailing zeitgeists and perform the most mundane of tasks. However, their beautifully different brains may endow them with unique and extraordinary skills, gifts, and talents. At the Center for Neurodiversity, we have tasked us to investigate and showcase the unique capabilities of the neurodiverse individuals. As such, the centerpiece of this center is the Broken Brains Lab. In this laboratory, we conduct research on the causes, diagnoses, management, and consequences of having a neurodiverse brain.
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Our audit and assurance services can help organizations and institutions better understand how they can better assimilate and benefit from recruiting, retaining, and developing fruitful relationships with neurodiverse individuals. Our customized audits can also illuminate any lacunae that might prevent organizations from better assimilating neurodiversity as an institutional resource.
Our unique and customized training programs can help organizations and institutions to remain in compliance with local, state, and national ordinances, especially as they apply to neurodiverse individuals. Additionally, our training programs can help institutions and organizations develop mutually-beneficial relationships with those who may possess unique and different brains.
The BBW is an open-source, online journal, and a mouthpiece of the Center for Neurodiversity. The term “bird brain” is often pejoratively used to characterize those with less than normal intelligence. Hence, this journal serves two purposes: It will showcase the scientific leaps that have been made possible by the scientific investigations of bird brains; Additionally, it will showcase the results of information gleaned by the scientific examination of the neurodiverse individuals. The BBW journal will be released several times a year.
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