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PEOPLE OF GALVESTON

Mallory Harper
May/Jun 2024

CC: What does neurodivergent mean to you and what is your experience with neurodivergence? 

To me, neurodivergence means the way that your brain is wired, and how you process things you encounter. Just the way you receive information, the way you interpret it, and the way you’re spitting it back out at someone. So a neurodivergent could be ADD, ADHD, autistic, dyslexic, or any combination of these.

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Cora Moore
May/Jun 2024

CC: What does neurodivergent mean to you and what is your experience with neurodivergence?

Nuerodivergance simply means that people approach things in their own way, and that they receive things in their own way. That is, you know, one of those things that make us all unique and great.

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Taylor Made
May/Jun 2024

CC: What does neurodivergent mean to you and what is your experience with neurodivergence?

I’m an autism specialist, my job is to help students become more socially adaptable, to be comfortable in their surroundings, and to ensure they feel as normal and socially adapt as possible. And I just want them to experience the same life as everyone else gets to and feel as different as they are, cause everyone’s different in their own way shape, or form, so there's no reason for them to feel different than anyone else.

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Scott Bieser
May/Jun 2024

CC: What does neurodivergent mean to you and what is your experience with neurodivergence? 

 I have a son who had a rough birth and as a result, he has Tourette Syndrome. He says things involuntarily, he’s embarrassed about it. He manages to keep it restrained.

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Rick Harper
May/Jun 2024

CC: What does neurodivergent mean to you and what is your experience with neurodivergence?

Well the term neurodiversity is fairly new to me so I can’t say that I’m an expert on, but the first thing that comes to mind is that we’re all a little neurodivergent. I mean all of our brains work differently, all of our brains are wired differently. We have so much conditioning put upon us, so how do we even define, truly define neurodivergence or neurodiversity? We’re all neurodivergent in my mind.

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Dave Baca
May/Jun 2024

CC: What does neurodivergent mean to you and what is your experience with neurodivergence?

I have had a lot of experience with neurodivergent students. I just recently retired from a university system [where I] was director of a library, so we were having a lot of students that were coming in that were just all types. We had to make sure that we were serving each and every one of those students. So we’ve done a lot of training on nuerdiversity and kind of what some of the aspects are and what to look for, the kinds of questions to ask, and just really being able to provide services that they need where they are, you know, where they are in their lives, what's going on with them and being able to do that.

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