10+ Best Articles on Neurodiversity
The most useful articles on neurodiversity from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Neurodiversity Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on neurodiversity by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- What is neurodiversity?
- Neurodiversity is critical for innovation in the workplace
- I’m a successful entrepreneur with ADD, and this is my go-to productivity technique
- I was 35 when I discovered I'm on the autism spectrum. Here's how it changed my life.
- Does the term “neurodiversity” do more harm than good?
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The forgotten history of autism
Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise? Steve Silberman points to “a perfect storm of autism awareness” — a pair of psychologists with an accepting view, an unexpected pop culture moment and a new clinical test. But to really understand, we have to go back further to an Austrian doctor by the name of Hans Asperger, who published a pioneering paper in 1944. Because
What is ...?
New to #neurodiversity? These articles make an excellent introduction.
What is neurodiversity?
People think, learn, behave, and experience the world around them in many different ways. Neurodiversity refers to those variations in neurocognitive functioning.
What is neurodiversity?
The term neurodiversity conveys the idea that there is no single right way of thinking, learning, or behaving, and is often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder. A growing self-ad...
What is Neurodiversity and How It Applies to Web Design
Neurodiverse users shouldn’t be seen as edge cases. Here are the basic principles of designing with neurodiversity in mind to create a more inclusive web.
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on neurodiversity—all under 10 minutes.
Neurodiversity is critical for innovation in the workplace
Autistic creativity has shaped modern culture. Neurodivergent talent might be the key to invention at your company.
An animator wonders: can you ever depict someone without making them a caricature?
An animator’s ethical conundrum: how does he depict an Autistic person without reducing him to a caricature?
I’m a successful entrepreneur with ADD, and this is my go-to productivity technique
A new twist on a tried-and-true productivity hack helps the work get done and makes for better leadership.
Does the term “neurodiversity” do more harm than good?
Attempts to normalize abnormal development could prevent individuals in need of help from seeking it.
«"Neurodiversity" is an umbrella term that encompasses several complicated learning issues, such as those in communication (autism), reading (dyslexia), math (dyscalculia), motor function (dyspraxia), and attention (ADHD). It even includes certain mental health conditions.»
Why neurodiversity and entomology so often go together
Science has neglected to study the passions of autistic people like me. Here’s why so many of us are drawn to insects
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on neurodiversity.
Neurodiversity is not enough. We should embrace psydiversity
We live in a world that must move beyond identity politics and embrace new models of the mind. Enter psydiversity
I was 35 when I discovered I'm on the autism spectrum. Here's how it changed my life.
I knew, on some level, that I was autistic by the time I was in fifth grade.
Why the neurodiversity movement has become harmful
The movement has good intentions, but it favours the high-functioning and overlooks those who struggle with severe autism
Neurodiversity Is a Competitive Advantage
Why you should embrace it in your workforce
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