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Affirming Resources for Adults

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

You might be looking for books, podcasts, videos and content to aide in your exploration of your identity. Here are my favourite recommendations.

Learning as an adult that you're Autistic or ADHD (or both!) can definitely bring with it a question of "Okay... now what?". There may be a lot of thoughts to think, and feelings to feel. It's also an exciting time where you can reframe and make sense of experiences in your life that come with a whole new level of meaning now.

You are not alone on this path. I recommend the following resources and I hope that you find them helpful and comforting as you learn about yourself.


Books 1. Unmasking Autism: The Power of Embracing Our Hidden Neurodiversity by Dr. Devon Price

2. Divergent Mind: Thriving In A World That Wasn't Meant For You by Jenara Nerenberg.


3. Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future Of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman. 4. We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation by Eric Garcia.


5. Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism by Barb Cook and Dr. Michelle Garnett.


6. Women on the Spectrum: A Handbook for Life by Yenn Purkis and Dr. Emma Goodall.


7. Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum by Yenn Purkis, Dr. Emma Goodall and Dr. Jane Nugent.


8. The Autistic Trans Guide to Life by Yenn Purkis, Wenn Lawson and Dr. Emma Goodall. 9. The Autism and Neurodiversity Self-Advocacy Handbook: Developing the Skills to Determine Your Own Future by Barb Cook and Yenn Purkis.


Podcasts 1. The Neurodivergent Woman by Monique Mitchelson and Dr. Michelle Livock.


2. ADHD for Smart Ass Women by Tracey Otsuka. YouTube Channels


1. How to ADHD by Jessica McCabe


Websites


1. Reframing Autism: https://reframingautism.org.au 2. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): https://asan-aunz.org 3. Neuroclastic: https://neuroclastic.com


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