Neurodiversity Affirming Resources

Books for Children:

Just Right for You by Melanie Heyworth

 

Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is okay! by Clay Morton and Gail Morton

 

Lulu Is A Rhinoceros by Jason Flom, Allison Flom and Sophie Corrigan

Me and My PDA: A Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance for Young People by by Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi

 

A Different Sort of Normal by Abigail Balfe

Brain Building Book by Dr. Liz Angoff

Welcome to the Autistic Community by Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (also available as video down below)

 

The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide: A Practical A Practical Handbook for Autistic Teens and Tweens by Yenn Purkis and Tanya Masterman

The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic by Siena Castellon

 

The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods by Robyn Steward

 

Wiggles, Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down by Lindsay Rowe Parker

 

My Wandering Dreaming Mind by Merriam Sarcia Saunders and Tammie Lyon

 

The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary by Georgia Productions

 

LGBTQI+ Related:

 

My Shadow is Pink by Scott Stuart

 

My Shadow is Purple by Scott Stuart

Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum by Erin Ekins

 

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

Resources/Books for Adults:

Start Here: A Guide for Parents of Autistic Kids by Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

 

Understanding the Autistic Mind by Neuroclastic

What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew by Autism Women's Network

 

Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity

 

The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism

 

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed By You by Jenna Nerenberg

 

We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation by Eric Garcia

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities

 

Connecting With The Autism Spectrum: How To Talk, How To Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t Call It High-Functioning

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Dr Barry Prizant

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

 

"Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students With Learning Disabilities And ADHD Give You The Tools For Academic Success and Educational Revolution" Johnathan Mooney

 

Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children: A Guide for Autistic Wellbeing by Dr. Luke Beardon (ND Author)

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life by Dr Stuart Shanker

Weighted Blanket

Sensory Kids Pod Swing

Podcasts/Video:

 

The Neurodivergent Woman by Monique Mitchelson and Michelle Livock

 

Two Sides of the Spectrum by Meg Proctor

 

How to ADHD by Jessica McCabe

 

ADHD for Smart Ass Women by Tracey Otsuka

 

Things it's ok to ask for when you have ADHD - Webinar by Ellie Middleton

 

Connor De Wolfe's Tik Tok

 

Yo Samdy Sam: YouTube channel on Autism

 

Different not Less: Youtube Channel by Chloe Hayden

 

Purple Ella: YouTube Channel on Autism and Disability

 

Amazing Kids: Autism Spectrum Condition by Amazing Things Project

 

Let's Talk About ADHD by National Centre for Mental Health

Talking to my Children About Autism by Reframing Autism

Workshops:

 

Autism and ADHD Parent Education by Sandhya Menon

 

Collection of Webinars on Autism by AuSome Training

 

Collection of Webinars on Autism, Masking, Anxiety and PDA by Kristy Forbes

 

PDA webinars by Harry Thompson