Resources: Neurodiversity and Disability

Here are some things I have found useful both as a writer and as a neurodivergent and disabled person.

These will be updated periodically. If there’s anything you’d like to see added, you can contact me here.

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 Others use offensive or outdated language.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

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

Books

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

Podcasts

1800 Seconds on Autism – Robyn Steward and Jamie Knight

Instagram Accounts

autism_sketches

Keah Brown

autienelle

crutches_and_spice

Esmé Weijun Wang

Sam Dylan Finch (he also runs a fantastic website on mental health advocacy and self-care)

Amanda Leduc

Videos

Things People With Down Syndrome Are Tired of Hearing – BBC Three

Babe With A Mobility Aid Lookbook [CC] – Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

Why are so many autistic adults undiagnosed? – Kip Chow

The Ojibwe Way (Captioned) – Multicultural Autism Action Network

Neurodivergent Impostor Syndrome (Autism & ADHD) – Purple Ella

Autism in girls: I was wrong – Yo Samdy Sam

Websites

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.

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