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Research & Resources

A collection of reading, books, resources and anything else I find helpful. New information added regularly.


Neurodivergent Meltdowns in Adults – A Guide for Autistic and ADHD Adults

A blog post from My Soul Balm blog, that has great information and links to resources for adults working to deal with meltdowns.


Goblin Tools

Goblin Tools is a collection of small, simple, single-task tools, mostly designed to help neurodivergent people with tasks they find overwhelming or difficult. It includes a list to help break down tasks, a formalizer to classy up (or down) your language for aiding in communication, a tool to assist in judging tone, a tool to help estimate time for tasks, a tool that takes a brain dump and creates a list of tasks, and a tool to take ingredients on hand and offer suggestions for meals.


I generally try to link directly to the author, group, or publisher for more information about the book, other resources, and where to purchase.

Unmasking Autism by Devon Price, PhD.

A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, giving individuals the tools to safely uncover their true selves while broadening society’s narrow understanding of neurodiversity. (From the website).

Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism

Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women.


A Qualitative Exploration of the Female Experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Abstract: Autism spectrum disorder is thought to be a predominantly male diagnosis, however recent research suggests a smaller gender disparity in prevalence than previously assumed. Accounts of the female experience of autism are important to help reduce likely male-bias in current understanding and recognition of autism. 

The Experiences of Late-diagnosed Women with Autism Spectrum Conditions: An Investigation of the Female Autism Phenotype

Abstract: We used Framework Analysis to investigate the female autism phenotype and its impact upon the under-recognition of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) in girls and women. Fourteen women with ASC (aged 22–30 years) diagnosed in late adolescence or adulthood gave in-depth accounts of: ‘pretending to be normal’; of how their gender led various professionals to miss their ASC; and of conflicts between ASC and a traditional feminine identity.


How Being Female Affects the Presentation, Experience, and Perception of Autism

Claire Barnett, from the Frist Center of Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt University discusses how the unique experiences of being female and having autism. June 12, 2020 at the Disability MegaConference 2020 presented by ARC Tennessee

Autism in Women and Girls

From AANE (Association for Autism and Neurodiversity), discusses the issues with diagnosis of autism, including the focus on externalized features vs. internalized experiences.

Actually Autistic Bloggers

The Art of Autism is a group that focuses on supporting artists on the Autism Spectrum. This page focuses on personal blogs of autistic women.

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