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Neuro diversity & Disability Resources

Neuro diversity & Disability Resources

Book lists and resources discussing neurodiversity and disability.

July is Disability Pride Month because the American Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990.

A collection of resources and book lists that highlight the neurodiverse, neurodivergent, and people with disabilities communities. This compilation provides educational materials and books for kids of all ages and caregivers to promote respect and understanding. It includes information on topics such as ADHD, autism, and people who have hearing, visual, and other physical/mental disabilities. Along with definitions of these key terms, the resources promote a positive learning environment for those who want to know more and strive to make accommodations for all.


Neurodiversity: refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions in a non-pathological sense. (Wikipedia)

Disability: any condition that makes it more difficult for a person to do certain activities or effectively interact with the world around them (socially or materially). These conditions, or impairments, may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or a combination of multiple factors (Wikipedia)

Neurodivergent: differing in mental or neurological function from what is considered typical or normal (frequently used with reference to autistic spectrum disorders); not neurotypical. (Google / Oxford Languages)

Neurotypical: not displaying or characterized by autistic or other neurologically atypical patterns of thought or behavior. (Google / Oxford Languages)

Educational Resources

Book Lists: Children’s, Middle Grade, and Young Adult

Discover books that celebrate neurodiversity and disability in all forms. And more socially inclusive booklists and resources will be coming throughout the year!

PUBLISHERS: if you wish to share your neurodiversity and disability or other socially inclusive books and resources, please email Sommer at sommer.wissner@cbcbooks.org.



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