Navigating Neurodiversity Reading List

For her library curation project, Daisy Shearer created a reading list on neurodiversity. To view the reading list via the university library and reserve a book, click here.


  • – A social enterprise established by Dr Nancy Doyle in 2011 to help neurominorities unlock their talents, whilst acknowledging and celebrating that this diversity forms part of the rich tapestry of human experience. 
  • – An international collaboration of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum and others who are neurodivergent. 
  • – A website that provides resources for neurodivergent job seekers and neurodivergent students, employers & universities, & the support of the neurodiverse community. 



Books about neurodiversity 

  • The Neurodiversity Reader: Exploring Concepts, Lived Experience and Implications for Practice by Damian Milton
  • NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently by Steve Silberman  
  • Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline by Steven K. Kapp  
  • The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain by Thomas Armstrong
  • Imagining autism: fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum by Sonya Loftis

Books exploring neurodivergent experiences 

  • Drama Queen: One Autistic Woman and a Life of Unhelpful Labels by Sara Gibbs
  • Stim: An Autistic Anthology by Lizzie Huxley-Jones
  • Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women by Sarah Bargiela
  • Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum by Eva A. Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney
  • Letters To My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism by Joanne Limburg
  • But you don’t look autistic at all by Bianca Toeps
  • Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness by Melanie Yergeau
  • On the Spectrum: Autism, Faith, and the Gifts of Neurodiversity by Daniel Bowman
  • All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism by Autism Women’s Network
  • The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir by Anand Prahlad
  • Back From the Brink: Stories of Resilience, Reconciliation and Reconnection by Tim Chan
  • Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate by Edlyn Vallejo Peña
  • Typed Words Loud Voices by Amy Sequenzia and Elizabeth Grace
  • Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary
  • Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir by Chris Packham
  • Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking by Julia Bascom
  • The Autistic Trans Guide to Life by  Yenn Purkis and Wenn B. Lawson
  • Uncomfortable Labels: My Life as a Gay Autistic TRANS Woman by Laura Kate Dale
  • Better Late Than Never: Understand, Survive and Thrive a Midlife Diagnosis of ADHD by Emma Mahony
  • Spaz: The True Story of My Life with ADHD by Leigh Macneil with Renee Macneil
  • Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD by Timothy Denevi
  • ADHD According to Zoë: The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding Your Focus, and Finding Your Keys by Zoë Kessler
  • Chasing Kites: A Memoir About Growing Up with ADHD by Tom Nardone
  • My Nonidentical Twin: What I’d like you to know about living with Tourette’s by Evie Meg
  • The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne
  • I Am Myself: A Woman Growing Up with Tourette Syndrome by Theresa Borrelli
  • Explaining Humans: What science can teach us about life, love and relationships by Camilla Pang
  • Everything Is Going to Be K.O.: An illustrated memoir of living with specific learning difficulties by Kaiya Stone
  • That’s the Way I Think: Dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and dyscalculia explained by David Grant
  • Reversed: A Memoir by Lois E. Letchford 
  • My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir by Samantha Abeel 

Books about disability and neurodiversity 

  • Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences by Mahadeo A. Sukhai and Chelsea E. Mohler
  • Uncharted: how scientists navigate health, research, and bias Edited by Skylar Young-Bayer and Gabi Serrato Marks (currently in press) 
  • Communication and Identity in the Classroom: Intersectional Perspectives of Critical Pedagogy by Daniel S. Strasser