The Torah teaches that every human being is created in the image of G-d and therefore has inherent value and purpose. This includes individuals who are neurodiverse, and who possess unique gifts and abilities that reflect G-d’s creativity and diversity in creation. The Torah affirms the dignity and worth of every human being, regardless of any differences or disabilities they may have. From this perspective, neurodivergent individuals are not only special but also an integral part of G-d’s beautiful creation.
Families with loved ones who are neurodivergent, navigate a variety of experiences and emotions. Some families may face difficulties in accessing appropriate support and accommodations, while others may experience stigma or misunderstanding from society. However, neurodiversity can also offer unique perspectives and strengths, and with proper understanding and support, families can embrace and celebrate the diversity within their own households.
In this 3 part course, we will reframe challenges and struggles that may come from caring for neurodivergent loved ones and help understand these struggles in new ways.