Neurodiversity Resources

Books

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Dr. Elaine Aron

The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You by Jenara Nerenberg

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults by Paula Prober

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder by Sari Solden

Mirror Touch: Notes From a Doctor Who Can Feel Your Pain by Joel Salinas

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined by Scott Barry Kaufman

Wellspring of Compassion: Self-Care for Sensitive People Healing from Trauma by Sonia Connolly

Presence After Trauma: Reconcile with Your Self and the World by Sonia Connolly

Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person by Barrie Jaeger

Sensory Exotica: A World Beyond Human Experience by Howard C. Hughes

Talks

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds by Temple Grandin @ TED2010

Unlocking the Secret Power of Sensitivity at Work by Caroline Ferguson @TEDxDrapanosWomen

The Orchid and the Dandelion by Dr. Thomas Boyce @TEDxPaloAlta

Gifted, creative and highly sensitive children by Heidi Hass Gable @TEDxLangleyED

Harvard Neurologist Joel Salinas w/ The Neurodiversity Project on Synesthesia

Blogs, Articles, Facebook, and YouTube Channels

Neurocosmopolitanism 2014 Article, Neurodiversity: Some Basic Terms and Definitions

Thrive Global 2020 Article, Why we can no longer ignore "Sensory Intelligence" in the workplace

Jenara Nerenberg's 2020 Medium Article, What the Future of Psychology Looks Like

The Highly Sensitive Person 2017 Article, About High Sensitivity, Autism, and Neurodiversity

Forbes 2018 Article, Take Good Care of Your Highly Sensitive Team Members

PNAS 2015 Article, Sex beyond the genitalia: The human brain mosaic

New York Times Magazine 2016 Article, What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

Yahoo 2017 Article, Introducing Yahoo’s Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group

Fast Company 2017 Article, What Neurodiversity Is And Why Companies Should Embrace It

Forbes 2016 Article, Your Sensitivity Is A Career Superpower. Here’s How To Use It

Neurodivergent Rebel 2016 Article, What is Neurodiversity? Does it Include People with Severe Disabilities?

The Neurodivergent Rebel Site, Blog & Podcast

The Neurodivergent Rebel’s list of Autism & Neurodiversity Resources

Your Rainforest Mind Blog by Paula Prober

The Embracing Intensity Community with Aurora Remember Holtzman

How to ADHD on YouTube

René Brook’s site & blog, Black Girl. Lost Keys. Educating & Motivating Women with ADHD

Aspergers Growth YouTube with Thomas Henley

Highly Sensitive Professionals Group with Linda Binns on Facebook

Maggie Rogers YouTube Interview (example of synesthesia) 

Neurodiversity page on Wikipedia

RSA Animate YouTube Video on The Divided Brain

The Art of Autism (nonprofit) website

Free Assessment Tools & Resources

Cognitive Processing Inventory (free, Online) offered by LDinfo Publishing

Highly Sensitive Person Self-Assessment by Dr. Elaine Aron

Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Assessment

Samantha Croft's Unofficial Females and Asperger's Checklist

Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities and the Theory of Positive Disintegration

Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead Hub

Local Trainers, Speakers & Consultants (Portland, OR)

Aurora Remember Holtzman

Linda Binns

Leah Walsh