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Neurodivergence, including autism and ADHD

Please note: the inclusion of information, organizations & individuals below does not constitute a personal recommendation and/or guaranteed experience—but does identify entities and resources that have been identified gender/neurodiversity/LGBTQIA+ affirming.



Throw Away the Master’s Tools: Liberating Ourselves from the Pathology Paradigm


Disability Information in MA for parents and families of children and adults with high support needs

What You Need to Know About Neurodiversity


Neuroqueer Heresies, Nick Walker: wonderful book on the neurodiversity paradigm




ADDITUDE, Inside the ADHD mind (magazine and website)


Everything you thought you knew about ADHD is wrong, by Jess Joho


What is Executive Functioning?



Explaining Autism to Kids


Introduction to Autism, Part 1: What is Autism


After an Autism Diagnosis: 13 Necessary Next Steps For Parents


Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism Autism news and resources from autistic people, professionals and parents 


Yo Samdy Sam, Autistic YouTuber with many videos explaining autism and myths

100-ish Books on Autism and Neurodiversity

Autism Diagnosis

Seeking an Autism Diagnosis? Here is Why You Might Want to Rethink That? by Devin Price

Self-Diagnosis Isn't 'Valid'. It's Liberatory by Devin Price

Self-Diagnosis Tools

The Cat-Q : 

The Raads-R : 

The RDOS Aspie quiz:

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)


Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

PDA by PDAers, From Anxiety to Avoidance and Masking to Meltdowns, Compiled by Sally Cat


Autism and Demand Avoidance (video)


Reframing PDA: The Power of an Autistic Perspective

Excellent Comprehensive PDA Resources



At the Crossroads: Neurodivergence and Gender


Gendervague: At the Intersection of Autistic and Trans Experiences


Gender and Sexuality in Autism Explained


They Thought It Was an Obsession: Trajectories and Perspectives of Autistic Transgender and Gender Diverse Adolescents, Strang et al (2018)

Intersectionality Books (Lived Experience)

Trans and Autistic: Stories from Life at the Intersection, Noah Adams and Bridget Liang

Spectrums, Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words, by Maxfield Sparrow

Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism, Voices from Across the Spectrum by Mendes and Maroney

The Autistic Trans Guide to Life by Yenn Purkis and Wenn Lawson

Books for Parents:

Your Child is Not Broken: Parent Your Neurodivergent Child Without Losing Your Marbles, by Heidi Mavir

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults, Finn Gratton


The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene


Mona Delahooke, Beyond Behaviors


Self-Reg book  by Stuart Shanker

Self Reg website

Books for Adults

Unmasking Autism, by Devon Price

What I Mean When I Say I'm Autistic: Unpuzzling a Life on the Autism Spectrum, by Annie Kotowicz

Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism, Autistic Self Advocacy Network



AANE, Asperger/Autism Network

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