Neurodiversity As Superpower

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BooksIdentity and CultureMoviesYoung Adult
What:
Panel
When:
Saturday Aug 05   03:15 PM to 04:15 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Reims
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In the Percy Jackson series, Percy learns that his dyslexia and ADHD are symptoms of his demi-god-hood, not actual disabilities. Autistic children onscreen often have hidden knowledge or power just waiting to be unlocked. The urban fantasy genre is filled with protagonists who struggle from PTSD or schizophrenia-like symptoms, which really mask a supernatural ability. Is the old Disability as Superpower trope now evolving into Neurodiversity as Superpower?

Panellists discuss these issues, using examples from SFF and their own writing or life experiences to illustrate what may well be a growing trend in genre fiction.
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