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Neurodiversity: Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity Defined

Although there is broad diversity across the population, some individuals are affected by neurological differences that make it particularly challenging for their communication, self-expression and interactions with others. These neurological differences include autism (ASD), Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and tics.

The environments within which these individuals learn, work and live can either facilitate or inhibit their growth and development. 

The purpose of this initiative is to create environments that will maximally facilitate these individuals to grow and achieve their full potential.

Source: NeurodiversityHub

Articles on Neurodiversity

Guidelines on Neurodiversity

FREE PubMed Research on Neurodiversity (Updated 2/2/23)

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Developmental diversity: Putting the development back into research about developmental conditions.

Hens K, Van Goidsenhoven L.

Front Psychiatry. 2023 Jan 6;13:986732. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.986732. eCollection 2022.

PMID: 36684021 Free PMC article. Review.


Social Attention: Developmental Foundations and Relevance for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Falck-Ytter T, Kleberg JL, Portugal AM, Thorup E.

Biol Psychiatry. 2022 Oct 20:S0006-3223(22)01695-X. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2022.09.035. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 36639295 Review.


Editorial: Looking at it from a different angle: Positive aspects and strengths associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Hoogman M, Zhang F, Greven CU.

Front Psychiatry. 2022 Dec 23;13:1111086. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.1111086. eCollection 2022.

PMID: 36620682 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Access to employment: A comparison of autistic, neurodivergent and neurotypical adults' experiences of hiring processes in the United Kingdom.

Davies J, Heasman B, Livesey A, Walker A, Pellicano E, Remington A.

Autism. 2023 Jan 4:13623613221145377. doi: 10.1177/13623613221145377. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 36597955


The role of nutrients in human neurodevelopment and their potential to prevent neurodevelopmental adversity.

Heland S, Fields N, Ellery SJ, Fahey M, Palmer KR.

Front Nutr. 2022 Nov 22;9:992120. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.992120. eCollection 2022.

PMID: 36483929 Free PMC article. Review.


Development and validation of the conversation questionnaire: A psychometric measure of communication challenges generated from the self-reports of autistic people.

Wilson AC.

Autism Dev Lang Impair. 2022 Sep 4;7:23969415221123286. doi: 10.1177/23969415221123286. eCollection 2022 Jan-Dec.

PMID: 36438158 Free PMC article.


Neuropsychiatric Consequences of COVID-19: What Do We Know So Far?

Machado S, Murillo-Rodriguez E, Imperatori C, Souza de Sá Filho A.

Alpha Psychiatry. 2022 Jul 1;23(4):155-156. eCollection 2022 Jul.

PMID: 36425739 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Knowing and accepting oneself: Exploring possibilities of self-awareness among working autistic young adults.

Bertilsdotter Rosqvist H, Hultman L, Hallqvist J.

Autism. 2022 Nov 21:13623613221137428. doi: 10.1177/13623613221137428. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 36409056


A qualitative and quantitative study of self-reported positive characteristics of individuals with ADHD.

Schippers LM, Horstman LI, van de Velde H, Pereira RR, Zinkstok J, Mostert JC, Greven CU, Hoogman M.

Front Psychiatry. 2022 Oct 12;13:922788. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.922788. eCollection 2022.

PMID: 36311492 Free PMC article.


Autism as emergent and transactional.

Green J.

Front Psychiatry. 2022 Oct 7;13:988755. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.988755. eCollection 2022.

PMID: 36304560 Free PMC article. Review.


Cutting our own keys: New possibilities of neurodivergent storying in research.

Bertilsdotter Rosqvist H, Botha M, Hens K, O'Donoghue S, Pearson A, Stenning A.

Autism. 2022 Oct 19:13623613221132107. doi: 10.1177/13623613221132107. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 36259512


The use of language in autism research.

Monk R, Whitehouse AJO, Waddington H.

Trends Neurosci. 2022 Nov;45(11):791-793. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2022.08.009. Epub 2022 Sep 29.

PMID: 36184384


The Human Spectrum: A Phenomenological Enquiry within Neurodiversity.

Murray D, Milton D, Green J, Bervoets J.

Psychopathology. 2022 Sep 30:1-11. doi: 10.1159/000526213. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 36183692


The Neurodiversity Approach(es): What Are They and What Do They Mean for Researchers?

Dwyer P.

Hum Dev. 2022 May;66(2):73-92. doi: 10.1159/000523723. Epub 2022 Feb 22.

PMID: 36158596 Free PMC article.


Do Autistic People's Support Needs and Non-Autistic People's Support for the Neurodiversity Movement Contribute to Heightened Autism Stigma in South Korea vs. the US?

Kim SY, Gillespie-Lynch K.

J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Sep 7:1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10803-022-05739-0. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 36071317 Free PMC article.


"I often have to explain to school staff what she needs". School experiences of non-autistic siblings growing up with an autistic brother or sister.

Pavlopoulou G, Burns C, Cleghorn R, Skyrla T, Avnon J.

Res Dev Disabil. 2022 Oct;129:104323. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2022.104323. Epub 2022 Aug 18.

PMID: 35988460


Autistic adults' views and experiences of requesting and receiving workplace adjustments in the UK.

Davies J, Heasman B, Livesey A, Walker A, Pellicano E, Remington A.

PLoS One. 2022 Aug 5;17(8):e0272420. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272420. eCollection 2022.

PMID: 35930548 Free PMC article.


A description of virtual skills workshops for supporters of loved ones with eating disorders: Indicators of benefit and acceptability, clinical reflections and consideration of neurodiversity.

Harrison A, Folk R, Proud F, Webb J, Oyeleye O, Clark Bryan D, Webb J, Webb H, Whitaker W, Dhopatkar N, Treasure J.

Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2022 Sep;30(5):648-663. doi: 10.1002/erv.2939. Epub 2022 Jul 21.

PMID: 35861687 Free PMC article.


Untapped potential: embracing neurodiversity in medicine.

Duong D, Vogel L.

CMAJ. 2022 Jul 18;194(27):E951-E952. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.1096006.

PMID: 35851534 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Scoping Review of Yoga in Schools: Mental Health and Cognitive Outcomes in Both Neurotypical and Neurodiverse Youth Populations.

Hart N, Fawkner S, Niven A, Booth JN.

Children (Basel). 2022 Jun 8;9(6):849. doi: 10.3390/children9060849.

PMID: 35740786 Free PMC article. Review.

More Articles and Other Scholarly Works on Neurodiversity

Bauman Joseph, M. (2022). Predictors of post-secondary participation of neurodiverse young adults: A quantitative exploratory a posteriori study (Order No. 29169932). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2672351203). Ret. from

Boyer, A., & El-Chidiac, A. . (2023). Come Chill Out at the Library: Creating Soothing Spaces for Neurodiverse Students. Journal of New Librarianship, 8(1), 41–47.

McCarthy, C. (2022), Peer mentors can boost success of neurodiverse students. Student Affairs Today, 25: 1-5.

Patrick Dwyer, Erica Mineo, Kristin Mifsud, Chris Lindholm, Ava Gurba, and T.C. Waisman. Building Neurodiversity-Inclusive Postsecondary Campuses: Recommendations for Leaders in Higher Education. Autism in Adulthood.

von Below R., Elliott Spaeth, Chiara Horlin. (2021) Autism in Higher Education: dissonance between educators’ perceived knowledge and reported teaching behaviour. International Journal of Inclusive Education 0:0, pages 1-18.