"Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general.  Who can say what form of wiring will prove best at any given moment."                 - Robert Blume

Neurodivergence is an umbrella term that describes people with variations in their brain functioning and processing that differ from what is considered typical or statistically normal, or neurotypical.

Neurodivergence includes conditions such as Autism, ADHD, and learning differences such as dyslexia and more. 

Neurodiversity, the idea that people interact with the world in different ways and that there is no “right” way of thinking, learning, or behaving, celebrates differences rather than pathologize them.

And I love the quote above because it says that it's not just that there is nothing “wrong” with being neurodivergent, but it’s actually beneficial to humanity and the world at large.

That said, we live in a world that values neurotypical behavior (the opposite of neurodivergent), and neurodivergent people inevitably experience trauma just by the very fact of growing up as "other".  Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers a logical system for exploring your internal world and learning to love and accept yourself exactly as you are, neurodiverse traits and all.  And IFS provides a process for healing the traumas of growing up neurodivergent in a neurotypical dominant world.   Healing is possible.