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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. The list is not exhaustive.

Neurodivergence:

 

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

 

ADHD:

 

ADDITUDE, Inside the ADHD mind (magazine and website)

 

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

 

What is Executive Functioning?

 

Autism:

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

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

 

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

 

Autism and Demand Avoidance (video)

 

Reframing PDA: The Power of an Autistic Perspective

PDA Friendly Resources

Excellent Comprehensive PDA Resources

Intersectionality:

 

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)

 

Books:

 

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults, Finn Gratton

Nurturing Your Autistic Young Person: A Parent Handbook to Supporting Newly Diagnosed Teens and Pre-Teens, by Cathy Wassell

100-ish Books on Autism and Neurodiversity

Self-Care for Autistic People, 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-Stress, and Unmask!, Dr. Megan Anna Neff

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, Barry Prizant

Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity, Devon Price

 

Podcasts

Divergent Conversations: A Neurodivergent PodcastThe Divergent Conversations Podcast is hosted by Patrick Casale and Dr. Megan Anna Neff, two AuDHD mental health professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as features other well-known leaders in the mental health, neurodivergent, and neurodivergent-affirming community.

Uniquely HumanThe Podcast expands the conversation on autism and neurodiversity by amplifying the voices of autistic individuals and thought leaders in providing insightful, cutting-edge and practical information about the autistic experience.

Support:

 

AANE, Association for Autism and Neurodiversity

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