Neurodiversity Resources

 

Online Resources

 

Neurocosmopolitanism. This is my first referral to neurodivergent individuals, to parents and to colleagues. It has one of the best brief introductions to autism, along excellent blog articles, and many links to autistic community resources and blogs.

www.neurocosmopolitanism.com:

Autism in Adults Journal: research and scholarship on autism in adulthood, incorporates autistic adults into writing, editing and peer review

https://home.liebertpub.com/publications/autism-in-adulthood/646/overview

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Curated blog site. Contributors are autistic people, providers and parents

http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/p/press.html

 

Nick Walker’s Advice to Parents of Autistic Children. Excellent and clear guidance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6GnPgro5BY  (18 minute video)

 

The AASPIRE Health Care Tool Kit is a fantastic resource. This site will guide you to an online questionnaire that takes about 15 minutes to complete. When you complete it, it will create a report to provide to health care providers that highlights best ways to work with you or your child, from medical procedures, to communication, to office environment, to scheduling appointments. Created by the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education at Portland State University

http://autismandhealth.org/

 

Karla McLaren: Suggestions for working with autistic children and adults in ways that support their neurology and their unique learning style. Excellent guidance in thinking, or re-thinking autistic learning in and out of school .

http://karlamclaren.com/research-based-approaches-to-autistic-ways-of-learning/

Ask an Autistic: 10-15 minute videos responding to variety of autistic experiences

https://www.youtube.com/user/neurowonderful

Spanish-language Neurodiversity (and more) blogs

Organizations

 

Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network: Focuses on women and girls and nonbinary people — who have often been overlooked in the mainstream autism dialogue.

https://awnnetwork.org/

Books & Writing

 

Neurotribes, by Steve Silberman  Currently my first suggestion for both non-autistic people and autistic people for understanding the history of the way the medical/mental health field and the general public thinks about autism, and introduces the neurodiversity perspective as replacement for the “broken” or “missing puzzle piece” perspective on autism. Commercially available in print and audio.

 

The Real Experts (and other Publications by Autonomous Press)

Real Experts are essays from autistic adults written to parents of autistic children. It is published by Autonomous Press, which focuses on works about disability, neurodivergence, and the various ways they can intersect with other aspects of identity and lived experience.

http://autpress.com/

 

Barking Sycamores: Literary online journal publishing poetry, artwork, short fiction), creative nonfiction and hybrid genre work by emerging and established neurodivergent writers (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, synesthesia, etc.) as well as  essays on neurodiversity and literature and book reviews.

https://barkingsycamores.wordpress.com/

All the Weight of Our Dreams, On Living Racialized Autism, Ed. by Lydia X. Z. Brown, Anthology of essays by autistic people of color.  http://autismandrace.com/

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