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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources: Disability & Neurodiversity

Use this guide to find books, films, articles, and more relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Judy Heumann

(2020, July 20). What the A.D.A. Means to Me. The New York Times . Retrieved from

Neurodiversity Books

Disability Books

Neurodiversity & Disability

What is disability?

"A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions)."

- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

What is Neurodivergent?

"The term neurodivergent is used to describe a variety of conditions related to cognitive abilities, though more often people with these conditions prefer neurodiverse. It applies to conditions such as autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)."

What is Neurotypical?

"The term neurotypical arose alongside the term neurodiverse. Neurotypical describes individuals who display typical intellectual and cognitive development."

- Daivergent

Films for Neurodiversity & Disability


Terms for Researching

Examples of key terms to use while researching:

  • Ableism
  • Neurodiversity
  • Autism
  • Disability rights activism
  • Critical Disability Theory

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