'Neurodiversity' is a concept and a movement started by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to promote a sense of community and self-advocacy among individuals with atypical neurological wiring, and to re-frame the discourse from a focus on deficit to an appreciation of difference.

Ari Ne'eman, president and founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and member of the United States National Council on Disability, spoke about neurodiversity Feb. 11, 2014. The event was sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Office of Academic and Diversity Initiatives, Residential Programs, and Student Disability Services.