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Learning Resource Center South: Neurodiversity Informational Series

In this series of four short videos, Dr. Amy Accardo explores the question: What is neurodiversity? A range of topics will be addressed, including basic language usage and definitions surrounding neurodiversity, the importance of supporting autistic individuals toward self-advocacy, and strategies to improve executive functioning skills.

Understanding/ Checking your Misconceptions of Neurodiversity

Den Houting, J. (2018) Neurodiversity: An insider’s perspective. Autism. 2019;23(2):271-273.

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (retrieved 10/4/2021) A Neurodiversity Facts and Myths Primer.

Free Open Access Books/Papers by Self-Advocates

Kapp, S. K. (2020). Autistic community and the neurodiversity movement: Stories from the Frontline (p. 330). Springer Nature.

Hughes, J. M. (2016). Increasing neurodiversity in disability and social justice advocacy groups. Washington, DC: Autistic Self Advocacy Network.


Armstrong, T. (2012). Neurodiversity in theclassroom: Strength-based strategies to help students with special needs succeed in school and life. ASCD.

Dolmage, J. T. (2017). Academic ableism: Disability and higher education. University of Michigan Press.

Kuder, S.J., Accardo, A. L., Woodruff, J. (2021) College Success for students on the autism spectrum: A neurodiversity perspective. Stylus.

Mooney, J. (2019). Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines. Henry Holt and Company.

Prizant, B. M., & Fields-Meyer, T. (2015). Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism. Simon and Schuster.

Shea, L., Hecker, L., & Lalor, A. (2019). From disability to diversity : College success for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. Bloomfield: National Resource Center for The First Year Experience & Students in Transition.

Silberman, S. (2015). Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Penguin.

Tobin, T. J., & Behling, K. T. (2018). Reach everyone, teach everyone: Universal design for learning in higher education. West Virginia University Press




Austin, R. D., & Pisano, G. P. (2017). Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage. Harvard Business Review, 95(3), 96-103.

Heelan, A., Halligan, P., & Quirke, M. (2015). Universal Design for Learning and Its Application to Clinical Placements in Health Science Courses (Practice Brief). Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 28(4), 469-479.

Dolmage, J. (2015). Universal Design: Places to Start. Disability Studies Quarterly, 35(2).

Spotlight: Neurodiversity: Yes, Advocate...but Also, Celebrate!. Stanford Medicine.