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Is There Really Such a Thing as 'Normal?'

I’ve heard it a million times and it drives me nuts. “Donna, you’re not normal.” I heard it in school, I hear it at work and I hear it in my personal life all the time too. But what does that mean?

Years back, I used to think that “different” meant “bad,” as most children do. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that we use the term loosely without really understanding it. Here is a case in point: I do a fair amount of speaking about learning disabilities in the workplace due to my own personal experience (and struggle) with dyslexia. During my research for a corporate speech, I came across the following statement on a website for an organization known as The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities, otherwise known in short as, CCLD.

They say, “A learning disability is a neurobiological disorder in which a person’s brain works or is structured differently.”

Yeah? And?

Read more here: Donna Flagg: Is There Really Such a Thing as ‘Normal?’.

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