This resource list was originally curated by our founder on the Neurodivergent Therapist Directory. It has been created specifically for the neurodivergent community. We know how hard it can be to locate resources that are neurodiversity affirming. Our goal is to compile a list of diverse resources that may be of benefit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your organization would like to be added to this list.
Assessment & Diagnosis
NeuroClastic’s Directory of Specialists Diagnosing Autism in Adults: https://neuroclastic.com/diagnosticians/ – This directory lists providers across the world who specialize in diagnosing autism in adults, including the differing presentations of autism.
All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism by Lydia X. Z. Brown, E. Ashkenazy, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu
Connecting with the Autism Spectrum: How to Talk, How to Listen, and Why You Shouldn’t Call It High-Functioning by Casey “Remrov” Vormer
Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You by Jenara Nerenberg
Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Autism: Voices From Across the Spectrum by Eva A. Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney
Invisible Differences: A Story of Asperger’s Adulting, and Living a Life in Full Color by Mademoiselle Caroline and Julie Dachez
Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price, Ph.D.
Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking by Julia Bascom
Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes On The Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities by Nick Walker
Sensory Trauma: Autism, Sensory Difference and the Daily Experience of Fear by Dr. Rorie Fulton, Emma Reardon, Kate Richardson, and Dr. Rachel Jones
Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity edited by Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu
Spectrums: Autistic Transgender People In Their Own Words edited by Maxfield Sparrow
The Neurodiversity Friendly Workbook of DBT Skills by Sonny Jane Wise
The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic by Siena Castellon
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
Unmasking Autism by Devon Price, Ph.D.
We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation by Eric Garcia
Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences From Early Childhood to Old Age by Sarah Hendrickx
Autism Personal Coach: https://autismpersonalcoach.com/ – Founded by Doug Blecher, Autism Personal Coach provides Autistic adults and teens hard to find support to live self sufficient and purpose-driven lives through their coaching and community events.
Robin Tate, LLC: https://robintatellc.com/ – Coaching and education services for neurodiverse people and their relationships.
Aucademy: https://aucademy.co.uk/ – “We are a new home for Autistic learning and education of non-autistic people about Autistic experience.”
Top College Consultants: https://www.topcollegeconsultants.com/college-readiness-and-transition-for-students-on-the-autism-spectrum/ – Dr. Eric Endlich helps neurodivergent students apply to college and graduate school.
Auticon: https://auticon.us/ – Auticon helps connect employers and Autistic job seekers in the IT field by valuing the strengths of neurodiversity at work.
Autism Career Pathways: https://autismcareerpathways.org/fostering-autistic-enterpreneurship-course-outline/ – “Cultivating Autistic Entrepreneurship” online courses offered.
Dell’s Neurodiversity Hiring Program: https://dell.searchgreatcareers.com/neurodiversity – Dell is recruiting roles including software engineers, dev ops software engineers, UI senior software engineers, and enterprise full stack web developers.
Exceptional Minds: https://exceptional-minds.org/ – Exceptional Minds helps autistic artists with job training, job experience, and finding careers in animation and the digital arts.
Microsoft’s Neurodiversity Hiring Program: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/inside-microsoft/cross-disability/neurodiversityhiring – Microsoft has a neurodiversity hiring program that has an extended interview process to better support neurodiverse applicants interested in working for Microsoft.
Autie and Spoon: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Autieandspoon
Ausome Doodles Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AusomeDoodlesShop
Edward Tech Apparel: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EdwardTeachApparel
Fidgets and Fries: https://www.bonfire.com/store/fidgets-and-fries/
Fun and Function: https://funandfunction.com/
Marvelous Minds Art: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarvelousMindsArt
ND Renegade: https://www.ndrenegade.com/
Weldon Wellness: https://www.weldonwellness.com/ – Owned and operated by Dr. Laura Z. Weldon. Their mission is to “provide culturally competent, trauma-informed care to neurodivergent clients and people living with chronic conditions” and “advocate for a neurodiversity paradigm shift in medicine and society.”
LGBT Community Center in Cleveland, OH: https://lgbtcleveland.org/programs/community-groups/ – The center hosts a group called Spectrum Saturdays once a month, which is “a peer-guided discussion group for trans and non-binary folks on the Autism spectrum ages 16 and older.”
Neuroqueer by Nick Walker: https://neuroqueer.com/neuroqueer-an-introduction/ – An introduction to the theory of Neuroqueer by Nick Walker, which she expands on in her book Neuroqueer Heresies.
Actually Autistic Blog List: https://anautismobserver.wordpress.com/ – “Our goal is to assemble the most complete possible list of blogs written (in English) by (professionally or self-diagnosed) Actually Autistic people about our personal experiences with autism.”
Amythest Schaber: https://www.youtube.com/c/neurowonderful – Amythest is an autistic advocate known for a series on YouTube called “Ask An Autistic.” They also run a Tumblr blog called Neurowonderful and are active on Twitter as @neurowonderful.
Autienelle: https://laurenmelissaellzey.com/ – Lauren Melissa Ellzey is an educator, speaker, author, and autistic self-advocate who is active on social media as @autienelle.
Autisticoronapoliticalifragilisticexpialidocious Blog: https://autisticoronapoliticalifragi.com/ – “Just the thoughts and musings of a middle-aged, aspiring Buddhist, late-diagnosed autistic female genius. You will probably not agree with me, but at least I will make you THINK.”
Christine Miserandino: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ – Christine is known for developing “Spoon Theory,” which is the idea that disabled people often have limited energy (spoons) to use throughout the day compared to non-disabled people.
Females with Autism: An Unofficial List By Samantha Craft: https://the-art-of-autism.com/females-and-aspergers-a-checklist/ – “This list is meant as a springboard for discussion and more awareness into the female experience with autism.”
Ira Eidle: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCepa_Y8VX4pYyPJ0YwR64A – Ira has a YouTube series called “History of the Neurodiversity Movement” and runs a website called Autistic Archive (https://sites.google.com/view/autistic-archive/about) that aims to preserve the autistic community and neurodiversity movement’s history. He is also active on twitter as @Eidle_Ira.
Jim Sinclair: https://philosophy.ucsc.edu/SinclairDontMournForUs.pdf – Jim Sinclair has been regarded as someone who has advanced the neurodiversity movement, including his piece “Don’t Mourn for Us” that he wrote in 1993.
Judy Singer: https://neurodiversity2.blogspot.com/ – Judy Singer is regarded as the person who coined the term “neurodiversity.”
Kassiane Asasumasu: https://twitter.com/uvgkassi – Kassiane is known for coining the term “neurodivergent” and currently works for the Foundations for Divergent Minds (see in Organizations below).
Lydia X. Z. Brown: https://autistichoya.net/ – Lydia is an autistic advocate, writer, attorney, and public speaker who is well known within the neurodiversity movement. Their website is linked here, but they are also active on social media.
Manuel Díaz: https://neurolatino.wordpress.com/ – Manuel is a physicist who has written and translated several pro-neurodiversity articles on his bilingual (Spanish & English) website.
Mel Baggs: https://www.youtube.com/user/silentmiaow – Mel was an autistic non-binary blogger who was involved in the early stages of the autism rights movement.
Mike Jung: https://captainstupendous.wordpress.com/ – Mike is the author of several children’s books and was a founding member of #WeNeedDiverseBooks.
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu: https://morenikego.com/ – Morénike “is an educator, writer, public speaker, parent, and global advocate. A proactive, resourceful professional and disabled woman of color in a multicultural, neurodiverse, serodifferent family, Morénike, who is American-born to immigrant parents, possesses undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Relations and Education. She is passionate about human rights, justice, and inclusion.”
Nick Walker: https://neuroqueer.com/ – Neuroqueer is the blog of Nick Walker, who is “queer, transgender, flamingly autistic author and educator, best known for my book Neuroqueer Heresies and my foundational work on the neurodiversity paradigm and Neuroqueer Theory.”
Tyla Grant: https://tylagrant.com/ – Tyla is an autistic vlogger and the Founder of Black and Neurodivergent (BAND).
Yo Samdy Sam: https://www.youtube.com/c/YoSamdySam – Sam is a late diagnostic autistic advocate who creates content on YouTube.
Haley S. Wens, MOT, OTR/L: www.pedptot.com – Shoreline, WA
Janna Roberts, OTR: https://pedts.com/paals-program – San Antonio, TX
Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education: https://aaspire.org/ – “Founded in 2006, AASPIRE conducts action research focused on improving the lives of autistic adults. We use a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach where autistic and non-autistic scientists and community members work together in all phases of the research process.”
Autism Network International (ANI): https://www.autismnetworkinternational.org/ – ANI was one of the first “autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization for autistic people.”
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): https://autisticadvocacy.org/ – ASAN is a “nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people.”
Autistic Women and Non-Binary Network (AWN): https://awnnetwork.org/ – AWN’s mission “is to provide community, support, and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all others of marginalized genders.”
Foundation for Divergent Minds (FDM): https://www.divergentminds.org/ – FDM is an autistic-run organization led by Oswin Latimer, Kassiane Asasumasu, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, and Menelly Martin.
Milestones Autism Resources: https://www.milestones.org/ – An organization based in Cleveland, OH that offers a variety of services for autistic people. Milestones also holds a yearly conference where they invite autistic self-advocates to speak on a variety of topics within the autism community.
Neuroclastic: https://neuroclastic.com/ – “We are a collective of Autistic people responsive to the evolving needs and trajectory of the Autistic community.”
NJ Autism Center of Excellence (NJACE): https://njace.us/ – NJACE offers professional training, research initiatives, and resources from a neurodiversity, inclusion, and strengths-based perspective.