Definition of neurotypical
: not affected with a developmental disorder and especially autism spectrum disorder : exhibiting or characteristic of typical neurological development neurotypical students the neurotypical brain
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Neurotypical people, by contrast, generally learn about sex from friends, parents or teachers.
Like many women with autism, Gravino often masked her social difficulties by adopting the mannerisms of neurotypical women.
The problem is that our society is structured around and developed by people who are neurotypical, making it an inhospitable place for autistic people.
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Medical Definition of neurotypical
: not affected with a developmental disorder and especially autism spectrum disorder : exhibiting or characteristic of typical neurological development With developmental disorders, there is an added layer of confusion because people often appear neurotypical; they function well in some situations and not in others.—Sallie Tisdale, Harper's, April 2012
neurotypicalnoun Studies have repeatedly shown that people with autism perform better than neurotypicals (that is, people whose brains function in a more typical fashion) on embedded-figure tests—a variation on the old something's hidden-in-the-picture game.—Temple Grandin and Richard Panek, Time, 7 Oct. 2013
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