Here are some things I have found useful both as a writer and as a neurodivergent and disabled person.
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More resources on writing & editing are coming soon!
Please note: Some of these resources describe abuse and discrimination. Others use offensive or outdated language.
Articles, essays, and blog posts
Clearing Up Some Misconceptions about Neurodiversity – Aiyana Bailin
Gendervague: At the Intersection of Autistic and Trans Experiences – Lydia X. Z. Brown
5 Ways Your Critiques of Psychiatry Might Be Ableist – Sam Dylan Finch
Supercrips, Solidarity, and Crip Families in The Bad Batch – Dr. Johnathan Flowers
Autism and Emotional Labour – Ada Hoffmann
Seven Misconceptions About Madness and Psychosis – Sofia Jeppsson
Why is Youtube Demonetising Disabled Creators? – Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
How Ableism Stopped Me From Writing – A.H. Reaume
Four Tips for Depicting Disabled Characters – Chris Winkle
Clicking on the book title will open a link to a Google Books preview (provided a preview exists).
Asperger’s from the Inside Out – Michael John Carley
Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space – Amanda Leduc
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice – Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism – Elsa Sjunneson
The Collected Schizophrenias – Esmé Weijun Wang
Disability Visibility – edited by Alice Wong
1800 Seconds on Autism – Robyn Steward and Jamie Knight
Sam Dylan Finch (he also runs a fantastic website on mental health advocacy and self-care)
Things People With Down Syndrome Are Tired of Hearing – BBC Three
Why are so many autistic adults undiagnosed? – Kip Chow
Babe With A Mobility Aid Lookbook [CC] – Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
Why being disabled makes me a better parent [CC] – Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
The Ojibwe Way (Captioned) – Multicultural Autism Action Network
Neurodivergent Impostor Syndrome (Autism & ADHD) – Purple Ella
Autism in girls: I was wrong – Yo Samdy Sam
Actually Autistic Blogs: a roundup of blogs by autistic creators on a variety of topics.
Ada Hoffmann ‘s book review series, Autistic Book Party, provides detailed analyses of fictional autistic characters across different styles and genres.
Autistic Hoya is a fantastic starting point for learning about neurodiversity and intersectional social justice.
Coming to My Senses focuses on author-educator Rachel Schneider’s tips and tricks for living with Sensory Processing Disorder and promoting understanding and awareness of SPD.
Disability in KidLit has some of the most comprehensive reviews of disability and disabled characters in children’s and YA fiction that I’ve found. It also features excellent articles, discussions, and author interviews.
Disability Visibility Project features the work of disabled creators discussing history, contemporary issues, media, and more.
Neuroclastic contains a variety of content by and for autistic people, including essays, poetry, and educational materials.