OCD Center of LA
This website has resources about dealing with “pure O” OCD, which I didn’t even know was a thing. This site changed my life.
Complex PTSD: From Suriving to Thriving
This book put me on the path towards healing. Written in the early 90s, the author gets a few things wrong about neurodiversity (no, ADHD is NOT a trauma response, though avoidant behavior can be) but offers a rich and productive model for engaging with complex PTSD. Walker’s work has helped me to heal a ton of my damage.
An essay I wrote talking about trauma and how to address it.
Neurodiversity and Trauma
An essay I wrote that talks about the ways that neurodivergent life can be actively traumatizing for neurodivergent people. This essay specifically comes from an Autistic/ADHD experience.
On Autistic Cognition
An essay I wrote that discusses pattern matching and the way Autistic brains seem to process/consume information.
Tera runs a website that hosts content for and by Autistic people. This is a great place for authentic #ownvoices Autistic content, and Tera makes sure to foster a diverse set of voices from within the autistic community.
I created this site as a place to house some of my writing about neurodiversity, and it grew into one of the more wholesome online communities I belong to. Currently at about 14k active users, this is a great place to ask questions and clarify your thinking.
Humanizing the DSM Diagnosis for Autism
This was my attempt to “translate” the DSM-IV’s definition of autism into relatable human terms. If you read the diagnosis criteria and thought “that doesn’t sound like me,” then you’re not alone. Anybody would have a hard time relating to something written as a purely behavioralist description of a purely subjective experience.
This is a fun little exercise: scroll through this Twitter thread of Autistic moods and see how many you relate to.
How to ADHD YouTube Channel
How to ADHD gives a ton of useful advice to ADHDers. The person who runs the channel has ADHD and has made a lot of really helpful/practical advice on managing the symptoms of ADHD.
A non-pathologizing resource with content for and by bipolar people.
Mirror Touch: Notes from a Doctor Who Feels Your Pain
It's a lovely auto-case study by an ND person seeking understanding of self and healing. He uses his medical background to inform his insights, but also draws from his childhood undiagnosed and his path to understanding his synesthesia, it's positives as well as the ways it makes him vulnerable. I wish we could all write and share such interdisciplinary case studies of our brain's with such compassion for ourselves and one another.
Women with ADHD
Overview of why non-cis men tend to be underdiagnosed for ADHD. It helps dispel misconceptions and talk about the neurology and variations in how it manifests itself. The second half of the book offers tips and resources for various aspects of life, from relationships to housekeeping to careers. Very accessibly written.
Comic about adhd and autism
This addresses questions about why some people think ADHD and autism are part of the same spectrum and why some people disagree.
The Autistic Infodump
A weekly newsletter focused on the Autistic community. Read online or subscribe to have it sent by email each week. Motto: “More than enough news by, for, and about Autistic people.”
Two Decades with Bipolar Mania and Psychosis
This is a personal essay from guest contributor Bob Yamtich.
More Than One
This is a great comprehensive introduction to plurality, with lots of questions and answers and resources.
The Plural Association Nonprofit
The Plural Association (TPA) is the only Plural peer- and volunteer-staffed nonprofit, empowering all under the Plural umbrella, no matter the labels or words they use, to describe their unique and individual experience(s) with Plurality.
www.powertotheplurals.com lists all sites, resources, articles, videos, events, meetups, conferences and the many other works by TPA. Including information about the soon to be open ‘The Plural Warmline’ where Systems & their Headmates can share their stories and worries, for free, with trained peer support Plurals!
This is a forum for people with PTSD.
Autistic In NYC
New York City locally-focused resource lists (including peer-led groups, professional-led groups, and professional services) and essays about the Autistic adult community (worldwide, Anglosphere at least) and its needed future development.
Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center
A center that does research, education, advocacy and outreach, and clinical work.
UC Hastings Law and Neurodiversity
Information on someone who is interested in the intersection of law and neurodiversity.
A Team Podcast
Late-diagnosed Autistic artists talk about their Autistic life experiences. The conversations are healing and affirming for many listeners.
Neurodiversity at Work
An (albeit flawed) introduction to neurodiversity in a professional context. PDF download.
Provides comprehensive information and articles about ADHD.
If You’re Freaking Out, Read This
Provides coping skills for feeling feelings and navigating overwhelming moments as well as with living everyday life.
This is to connect online for peer support
A blog written by Rebecca Rose, a late-diagnosed neurodivergent woman who shares firsthand experiences and resources for living with her brain and brains like hers.