Community Resources

Community Resources and Recommendations

Our community members have a wealth of knowledge that they willingly share with one another. Here we want to be able to gather as many of these resources and recommendations as we can. These resources and recommendations came about from conversations at meetups, on our facebook group, discord server and at Neuro Pride Festival 2022. 

 

Please note that Neuro Pride does not necessarily endorse all the resources and recommendations. We will put a * before the ones we also recommend. Us not recommending something is not a reflection of the quality of that resource or recommendation, it is just we cannot in good conscience recommend something we do not have experience with ourselves. 

 

This list will be regularly updated.

We apologise if we have missed any recommendation or resources. There has been so many. If you spot an absent or have your own recommendation please email us with the subject recommendation. 

 

This list includes

    • Accessibility Items and Accommodations

    • Activist / Volunteer / Charity Groups / Organisation etc

    • Blogs / Articles

    • Books

    • Fidget Toys / Stim Toys / Fidget Items / Stim Items

    • Games

    • Podcasts

    • Self Care Methods and Tips

    • Services

    • Shops

    • Social Groups

    • Social Media Creators / Educators / Influences

    • Videos

    • Websites

    • Writers

    • Writing Tips, Apps, etc

    • Other Resources

    • Terminology

    • Tips

Accessibility Items and Accommodations

  • Anti motion sickness glasses
  • Ear protection / Sound reduction
    • Ear defenders
    • Flare calmer
    • Flare isolate
    • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Fidget Toys
  • Movement breaks
  • Weighted Blankets

Activist / Volunteer / Charity Groups / Organisation etc

These are a list of places and topics are members talked about volunteering or working with during the activist meet.

Books

In the build up to Neuro Pride Festival 2022 we compiled a list of books we recommend from Neurodivergent authors or about Neurodivergences. All these books are Neuro affirming and can be found here 

 

  • A burst of light by Audre Lorde (We talked about this from the context of self care) 
  • A Very Capitalist Condition: A history and politics of disability by Roddy Slorach
  • All the weight of our dreams’ which is a disability anthology with lots of ND contributors
  • Beyond Behaviours by Dr. Mona Delahook
  • Brain-Body Parenting by Dr Mona Delahooke
  • Facets of Neurodivergence: Our Brains, Our Health, Our Lives by Ash Banks
  • Going Official! On getting a diagnosis of adult ADHD, and what to do with it. – by Ash Banks
  • Neuroqueer Heresies by Dr nick walker
  • Punished by Rewards – Alfie Kohn
  • Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene
  • ‘Sincerely, your autistic child’ By Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network for those who who are questioning or newly identified.
  • Spoon Knife anthology (there is 6 books. Collection of poems, short stories and short essays from neurodivergent queer writers
  • The Explosive Child by Dr Ross Greene
  • The Polyvagal Theory – Dr. Stephen Porges
  • The Whole Brain Child – Daniel Siegal & Tina Payne
  • Why are You Pretending to be Normal? by Phil Friend
  • Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

Fidget Toys / Stim Toys / FIdget Items / Stim Items / Comfort Items

  • Chew toys
  • Chewelry
  • Fidget necklace
  • Fidget rings 
  • Hanging Egg Chair
  • Pop Tubs
  • Plushies
  • Sand filled lizard 
  • Silicone bracelets
  • Slug fidgets
  • Squishaboos
  • Squishmellows
  • Reversible octopus plush
  • Tuning fork
  • TY Beanie Boo

Games

  • Happy Room: Log
  • Gartic Phone

Podcasts

  • Blindboys Podcast
  • Welcome to Nightvale

Self Care Methods and Tips

  • Allowing yourself to rest and decompress after socially or sensory heavy events /things
  • Art
  • Baking
  • Cancelling Plans
  • Comics and Graphic novels
  • Concerts
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Drinking a cup of tea
  • Drinking a favourite drink
  • Eating a healthy meal
  • Eating a nice treat
  • Engaging with the Neurodivergent community
  • Face and body care
  • Gardening
  • Giving into your guilty pleasures
  • Going Cinema
  • Going to your favourite spot eg beach, a nook in your garden
  • Have a self care box full of things that help you eg photos that make you happy, essential oils, chocolate, fidget toys, favourite cds
  • Intuitive painting
  • Martial Arts
  • Meditation
  • Moshi meditations
  • Making a list of your self care methods so you can look at it if you are blanking on what to do
  • Making your room nice for sleeping in
  • Managing Boundaries
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Reading
  • Saying No
  • Saying Yes
  • Sea Swimming
  • Somatic holds
  • Spa day
  • Spending time in nature
  • Spending time with friends
  • Spending time with pets
  • Stimming
  • Swimming
  • Reading
  • Video Games
  • Walking the dog
  • Watching movies
  • Watching TV
  • Yoga

Shops

Social Media Creators / Educators / Influences

Writers

Writers from our community share their work.

Writing Tips, Apps, etc

  • Asking ai assistant eg alexa how to spell X
  • Grammarily
  • One Note

Other Resources

 Terminology 

  • EDS
  • Hyperfocus
  • Monotropism
  • RDS
  • Synesthesia 
    • Emotional synesthesia
    • Object personification Synesthesia

Tips 

  • If you are waiting assessment ask to be put on the cancellation list if you can be flexible

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