When neurodivergence becomes a disability

People with neurodivergent conditions may meet the criteria to be defined as disabled under the Equality Act 2010.  

Neurodivergence is the term for when an individual’s brain processes, learns, and/or behaves differently from what is considered ‘typical’. 

A neurodivergent individual may have difficulty with social interaction, issues with focus and concentration, an intense interest in a particular topic or activity, and difficulty following instructions. 

Examples of neurodivergent conditions include autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s syndrome, dyslexia and dyspraxia.