Friday, April 17, 2020

Free Neurodiversity Ebooks

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Looking for books on neurodiversity and autism? Then you'll definitely want to check out these free neurodiversity ebooks!

Two things I love in this world are: free things and books.

So, in my eyes, it doesn't get any better than free books.

And when those said free books are jam packed with information about autism and neurodiversity straight from actually autistic people, I'm like yes, please! After all, there's no better way to learn about autism than from actually autistic people themselves.

That's why I'm excited to share these free neurodiversity books. They would be great to read any time of the year, but especially as we get closer and closer to Autism Acceptance Month.

Free ebooks on neurodiversity and autism

Four Neurodiversity Ebooks that are Completely Free!

These four books about neurodiversity are totally worth the read, I promise. Whether you are new to the concept of neurodiversity or already familiar with it, you'll definitely want to grab a copy of these books to read and share.

1. Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting, Autism and Neurodiversity

Edited by Leia Solo and Michelle Sutton

A collection of essays from the Respectfully Connected blog compiled into one book. A majority of the contributors are autistic themselves, offering great insight into autism directly from autistic writers themselves. Here are the topics covered in this book:

  • Identification
  • Humanity
  • Diversity
  • Support
  • Advocacy
  • Freedom
  • Family
  • Acceptance

2. Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline

Edited by Steven K. Kapp

This open access book is available as a PDF or in epub format and goes over the history of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement. It offers first-person accounts while introducing you to the neurodiversity movement.

This three part book covers the following topics:

  • Gaining Community
  • Getting Heard
  • Entering the Establishment?

3. Understanding the Autistic Mind, Volume 1

From Autismo & Neuroclastic

Neuroclastic is one of my favorite autism blogs to read so I was thrilled to see them publish this guide. And then even more thrilled when they revised the layout and design (the full version is very overwhelming visually, even to me as a neurotypical!). I highly recommend downloading the accessible version. This guide is also available in Spanish.

4. Autistic Pride

From Reframing Autism

This illustrated book is great for sharing with kids and teens and was created to celebrate Autistic Pride Day, which takes place on June 18th.

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Free ebooks about neurodiversity and autism