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Celebrating Neurodiversity

This bookshelf contains books, both online and physically available in the Library. It is just a small sample of the materials we have available for you. It is a growing collection and we hope to continue to diversify and decolonise our collections, to become more inclusive with the materials we offer.

Demystifying disability

An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement Stories from the Frontline

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992.

The reason I jump : one boy's voice from the silence of autism

What is it like to have autism? How can we know what a person - especially a child - with autism is thinking and feeling?

Thinking in pictures : and other reports from my life with autism

The idea that some people think differently, though no less humanely, is explored in this inspiring book. Temple Grandin is a gifted and successful animal scientist, and she is autistic. Here she tells us what it was like to grow up perceiving the world in an entirely concrete and visual way - somewhat akin to how animals think, she believes - and how it feels now.

Stim : an autistic anthology

Stim invites the reader into the lives and minds of the contributors, and asks them to recognise the challenges of being autistic in a non-autistic world. Inspired by a desire to place the conversation around autism back into autistic hands, editor Lizzie Huxley-Jones has brought together humorous, honest and hopeful pieces that explore the many facets of being autistic.

You mean I'm not lazy, stupid or crazy?!

A guide to understanding attention deficit disorder in adults discusses current research findings and treatment options.