Resources

Maya Angelou once said “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better”. Truth is not a destination, but rather a journey and process. We can always learn more.

These resources are compiled from various organizations, professionals, and advocates who are either themselves neurodivergent or have developed the resource with significant input from neurodivergent people. Our goal is to amplify neurodivergent voices, and promote other neurodivergent advocates, organizations, and allies.

Which Set of Resources Do You Need?

Community Resources

Local Resources
  • Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN)
    MAAN is dedicated to transforming and empowering multicultural communities by providing effective support and education for autistic individuals and their families.
  • AuSM
    AuSM “enhances the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. AuSM serves Minnesotans, throughout their lives, with a fundamental commitment to advocacy, education, support, collaboration, and community building.”
  • PACER
    PACER “Through more than 30 projects, PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.”
  • Minnclusion
    Neurodiversity and Developmental disability consulting
  • MN Autistic Alliance
    Local Autistic support/information group on Facebook
National and International Resources
  • Neuroclastic “The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People
    This website has extensive information for neurodivergent people, caregivers, and professionals including infographics, directories, resources, culture and identity, and much more.
  • A4A Ontario
    Excellent Autistic Advocacy group with resources by topic, guides, and policy papers that are helpful for neurodivergent people, caregivers, and professionals.
  • Lives in the Balance
    Resources for neurodivergent people, caregivers, educators, and professionals on neurodiversity affirming behavior management using the CPS framework developed by Dr. Ross Greene (Collaborative and Proactive Solutions).
  • Foundations for Divergent Minds
    This is an all Autistic run organization which developed a framework for neurodivergent people, caregivers, and professionals to better support neurodivergent people across settings. Offers articles, resources, and training.
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
    ASAN offers resources and policies for autistic individuals, caregivers, and professionals.
  • Autism Level Up
    Autism Level Up offers free regulation, communication, and advocacy supports that neurodivergent people, caregivers, and professionals will find helpful.
  • Therapist Neurodiversity Collective*
    Therapist Neurodiversity Collective offers resources and a directory that is helpful for neurodivergent people, caregivers, and professionals.
Recommended Reading
  • Alfie Kohn “Punished by Rewards”
    Alfie Kohn “Punished by Rewards” is a classic book talked about in most Neurodiversity Affirming spaces, but he has many other books, resources, and articles on his page.
  • Mona Delahooke “Beyond Behaviors”
    This is another classic book often discussed in Neurodiversity Affirming spaces, she also offers trainings and resources.
  • Steven Porges “Polyvagal Theory”
    Steven Porges is the author of “Polyvagal Theory” which summaries his research on Polyvagal theory. This theory is often discussed in Neurodiversity Affirming spaces as well as in Trauma Informed Care.

Resources By Topic

Regulation

Autism Level Up

1. Autism Level Up Regulation Suite
This is the complete suite of free regulation resources including visuals, videos explanations of how to use the tools, and supplemental information. Many of these resources are also available in Spanish.

The following links are individual resources in the energy regulation suite in the order in which you would use them.

3. Fidgets are tools
4. First: For/Until: Next
5. Why’s Not Size Suite:

Interoception

1. Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L 

Communication Supports and Non Speaking Resources

Professional Resources

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