Educating a Neurodiverse World: A Vision for a World Where People Co-Exist by Recognizing Each Other’s Strengths and Abilities

What kind of world would we have if we all realized what kind of mind we had and began appreciating it? What if we did the same for others? In this talk, Brian Kinghorn champions the cause of Neurodiversity, arguing that there is not just one “standard-issue” brain – and not just one way to learn. Having an Autism Spectrum diagnosis, Ph. D. candidate Brian Kinghorn advocates for greater understanding and acceptance, and reminds us that different does not have to mean less.

This presentation was part of TEDx, local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These events follow general guidelines established by the TED Conference, but are independently organized to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.