Neurodiversity and autism
By BBC Radio 4
What is neurodiversity and how has it changed the way we talk about autism? Is it always helpful for people who are autistic and their families? As video app Tik Tok became more and more popular, so too did the use of #Neurodivergent. Videos using this hashtag have racked up 6.6 billion views. Many people who are autistic use this hashtag when posting positive experiences, to help improve understanding amongst their followers. But some say that social media is fuelling an epidemic of people self-diagnosing and that this is damaging for autistic people.
Presenter: Adam Fleming
Producers: Lucy Proctor, Phoebe Keane and Ellie House
Editor: Emma Rippon