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Resources

The following links are provided as a helpful informational resource only.

Their content is not created, controlled, or endorsed by MindScope.

Articles

Autistic peer-to-peer information transfer is highly effective

The results of this study challenge the diagnostic criterion that Autistic people lack the skills to interact successfully. The Double Empathy theory suggests that communication difficulties arise from a mismatch in neurotype, and is as much a lack of skill in neurotypical individuals as Autistic people.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361320919286

 

 

The Identity Theory of Autism: How Autistic Identity Is Experienced Differently

This article talks about Autistic Identity, and how dedication to values and integrity may influence Autistic identity more than belongingness within a collective social identity. It may be a valuable read for Autistic people who are often accused of being rude, difficult, or disrespectful when they are being honest and helpful.

https://neuroclastic.com/the-identity-theory-of-autism-how-autistic-identity-is-experienced-differently/

TED Talks

Why everything you know about autism is wrong | Jac den Houting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1AUdaH-EPM

 

My brain isn’t broken | Tashi Baiguerra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8j1fcQiyBU&t=189s

 

Neurodiversity – the key that unlocked my world | Elisabeth Wiklander

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvvrme5WIwA&t=301s

 

ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU6o2_UFSEY&t=1s

 

ADHD sucks, but not really | Salif Mahamane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWCocjh5aK0

 

Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story | Jessica McCabe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiwZQNYlGQI

Websites

Reframing Autism

An organisation led by Autistic individuals who are dedicated to embracing and fostering Autistic identity.

You can find more about them at www.reframingautism.org.au

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Embrace Autism

Provides access to reliable, scientifically validated online screening tests if you're wondering whether you might be Autistic and want to find out more before deciding whether a formal assessment would be helpful.

You can check it out here: www.embrace-autism.com

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