Autistic signer here, curious about perspectives from both Deaf and hearing. Neurodiversity is not well-known, so let me explain two important terms: Neurotypical - This means your brain works the way most people's brains work. You think, speak, act, and process input in the typical way. About 9 out of 10 people are neurotypical. Neurodivergent - This means not neurotypical. So anybody whose brain works different (diverging) from the typical way is neurodivergent. In other words autism, bipolarity, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, epilepsy, OCD, schizophrenia are all examples of neurodivergence. How this relates to deafness is because of neuroscience: When one of the seven senses is not present, in this case hearing, the parts of the brain that are usually "for hearing" don't just sit there doing nothing. They take on other duties. Language also makes a difference. For example, brain scans show that the facial expression of signers come from the language parts of the brain instead of emotions. Hearing people of course being the majority are mostly neurotypical. Do you consider deafness a neurodivergence?