Neurodiversity


Page Summary in a Sentence
This is an ever evolving page of resources suggested by people who identify with the neurodiverse community on the theme of neurodiversity.


General Resources


NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea by Judy Singer

Singer is generally credited with coining the term neurodiversity, this gives an idea of where the term came from and the deeply personal and critical meaning behind it.


Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You by Jenara Nerenberg.

This book looks at neurodiversity in women, presenting us with lived experiences of women with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and other neurotypes. Jenara looks to dispel the misconceptions of our different ways of thinking and interacting with the world and offers practical suggestions for meaningful change under which we all may flourish.


The Neurodiversity Reader: exploring concepts, lived experience and implications for practice

This is a collection of academic articles exploring neurodiversity with the lead editor being Dr Damian Milton, who is famous for proposing the double empathy problem. It is a fantastic collection of articles drawing on many neurodiverse brains. Some of our favourite articles include Dinah Murray’s Dimensions of Difference, Gemma Williams’ Perceptual Deviants: understanding autistic subjectivities in a (not so) predictable world, and Maura Campbell’s Neurodiversity: not just about autism!, but honestly we could list the whole book they are all such fantastic articles!.


NeuroWonderful Autistic YouTuber, Amythest Schaber, discusses what neurodiversity means both to her and more broadly.

Autistic YouTuber, Stephanie Bethany, gives a brief introduction as to what neurodiversity means to her.

Short film as part of a series of young people using mental health services at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust focusing on neurodiversity, it covers many topics and hears from practitioners, service users, and people with lived experiences of different types of neurodiversity.

Counselling Psychologist Stephen Munt and a client with lived experience of her own neurodiversity introduce the concept on both a personal and general level. The personal accounts here are very insightful and reflective and highlight the importance of understanding neurodiversity as a concept.


Actually Autistic Blogs List

Actually Autistic Blogs List

A comprehensive list of blogs by actually autistic bloggers which cover many aspects of neurodiversity.


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Suggestions & Recommendations
We hope you find what you need here, but as Practical Neurodiversity is a really new project and because neurodiversity is so expansive, we will unfortunately not have resources on every topic; so, if there is something you see elsewhere that you feel we should add or if there are resources you would like us to help you find, just let us know by using the form below.

Important Note
As we update and categorise this list some resources may be mentioned more than once due to their overlap between context and certain resources may appear under multiple subheadings of neurotype due to the complex overlaps between neurodiverse ways of experiencing and knowing the world, and we also just want to make sure you are able to find what you are looking for too.