Neurodiversity Celebration Week: 5 Insightful Books about Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity Celebration Week: 5 Insightful Books about Neurodiversity

24 March 2022 • Words by Nicole Donne < 1 min

Incomparable insight into the world of neurodivergent minds, these authors have opened up the important conversations around neurodiversity and the challenges that society must consider in these amazing books.

Divergent Mind: Thriving In A World That Wasn’t Designed For You by Jenera Nerenberg, 2020

Founder of the Neurodiversity Project, Jenera writes from her personal experiences as well as considering various elements of neurodiversity in accessible, relatable and well-considered prose.   

Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, by Deborah Reber,  2018

This book’s intention is a guide to parents raising neurodiverse children. However, this exploration of experience, challenges and differences is relevant to anyone wishing to increase their awareness and promote tailored approaches to better integrations for neurodiverse thinkers in all areas of life.

Neurotribes by Steve Silberman, 2015

Possibly the most successful initial publication on the subject. This has been often acknowledged as the most detailed study into the history of medicine and science around neurodiversity. 

Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences, also by Thomas Armstong, 2012

This awareness-centered book acknowledges the incredibly unique gifts that can spring from the minds of neurodivergent individuals. It also covers rich contributions that come from thinking differently – rather than a neuropsychological illness. 

The Power of Neurodiversity by Thomas Armstrong, 2011

This is one of the first commercially successful, positively-charged perspectives on the gifts and talents of neurodiverse individuals. It discusses the creative thinking patterns which constantly challenge assumed truths and devises fresh ideas in every element of thinking.

Nicole Donne