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Neurodiversity Affirming Resources

Updated: Mar 9

So you want to learn about neurodiversity, how to be a better ally and lean into supporting your child in an affirming way.

First of all, LOVE IT! We are learning to unpack old stories that we know or grew up with, make space for that part of ourselves and our history and are listening to those with lived experience more. We are always grateful for those who speak up so that we may listen. More advocates are creating resources, providing input into research and helping spread education so that the public can lean into it. Thank you for listening and learning, so that when we know better, we can do better.

Here are some resources from those in the field which are broadly considered affirming, many from neurodivergent authors themselves. Enjoy!

Books for Children:

Older Children

LGBTIQ related

Resources/Books for Adults:

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

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

Untypical: How the World Isn't Built for Autistic People and What We Should All Do About It

by Pete Wharmby

Looking after your Autistic Self:A Personalised Self-Care Approach to Managing Your Sensory and Emotional Well-Being by Niamh Garvey

Back from the Brink: Stories of Resilience, Reconciliation, and Reconnection by Tim Chan and Sarah Chan

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

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

"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

The Parents' Practical Guide to Resilience for Children Aged 2-10 on the Autism Spectrum: Two to 10 years by Yenn Purkis and Emma Goodall

Talking with Your Child about Their Autism Diagnosis: A Guide for Parents by Raelene Dundon

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

Neurodivergent Narwhals (a whole host of resources for autistic children with adorable infographics)

Different, Not Less by Chloe Hayden

We're All Neurodiverse by Sonny Jane Wise


The Neurodivergent Woman by Monique Mitchelson and Michelle Livock

How to ADHD by Jessica McCabe

ADHD for Smart Ass Women by Tracey Otsuka

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

Welcome to the Autistic Community by Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

Clinical Skill Resources

The Explosive Child by Dr Ross Greene

Beyond/Behaviour by Mona Delahooke

What's Up Flip Chart by Sandhya Menon

The Amazing Autistic Brain Cards by Glòria Durà-Vilà

Ready Rocket Resources by Tash O'Connor and Bella Martini

Body Signals by St Luke's Resources

Ready to Learn (Interoception kit) by Government of South Australia

Sensory Certifcate for SLPs by Jessie Ginsburg

Autism Level Up! for Energy Regulation resources

Spoon Thieves by Nurture Clinical Psychology Neurodivergent Me: Cards to Explore your Neurodivergent Identity by Nurture Clinical Psychology

Parent Workshops

Self-Reg by Dr Stuart Shanker

Autism and Neurodiversity Masterclass by Autism Camp, a collection of autistic voices around the world

If you're looking for lived experience voices, here are some great Facebook groups to listen to.

And Instagram Pages:

Thank you for listening to the neurodivergent voice. Should there be a resource that you'd like to add to the list that you've found helpful, please do email me at

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