Disabilities and special abilities

First and foremost we put people first, and use people first language. This means that we see every human being as a total unique and individual person – with or without a diagnosis. After all, a diagnosis is just a known condition affecting one or several aspects – but never to be seen as a full description of a person. We also want to be a positive force when it comes to changing the view upon disabilities and diagnoses. To make it become more visible, to raise awareness and to close the gap between the disability community and the non-disability-experienced community. Because we believe in a society built on diversity! A society where everyone plays an important part in their community, and where everyone is needed. That’s why we chose to talk about special abilities as well!

We have no limits to what type of experience of diagnoses or disabilities that we welcome to the Our Normal community. Instead, we believe that there is a value to build a strong community of mixed experiences – because sometimes the needs are very different and sometimes shared.

We have categorized the different experiences according to types of disabilities (and special abilities) relating to:

  • Concentration/general tasks and demands
  • Hearing
  • Interpersonal interactions and relationships
  • Language and communication
  • Learning
  • Other
  • Physical mobility
  • Vision

We expand the list of diagnoses
The list of diagnoses is being expanded continuously as families with new experiences join the community. Below we list some of the more common diagnoses and disabilities represented among our community today.

We do not provide any medical information and only write briefly about every diagnosis. Do you miss anything in the list where you create you family profile? Send us an e-mail to info@ournormal.org and we will add it to the list!