to submit new resources — I can’t do this alone, I’m counting on you to share what has helped you as well. Any website or book or essay you’ve read that has helped your on your journey, please add it to this list so that it can help others.
This book put me on the path towards healing. Written in the early 90s Pete 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. Pete’s work has helped me to heal a ton of my damage.
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.
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.
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.
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 accessible written.
The Plural Association (TPA) is the only, peer and volunteer-staffed nonprofit, empowering all under the Plural umbrella, no matter the labels or words they use, to describe their unique & individual experience(s) with Plurality.
www.thepluralassociation.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!
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.