Neurodiversity-Affirming Resources

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Neurodivergent-Led Advocacy Groups

  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network – ASAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the autistic community seeking to advance the principles of the disability rights movement. 
  • Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) – AWN is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization with a mission to provide community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary and genderqueer people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all others of marginalized genders.
  • NeuroClastic – “The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People.”
  • Aucademy: Educators of Autistic Experience – “We are a new home for Autistic learning and education of non-autistic people about Autistic experience.”
  • Therapist Neurodiversity Collective – International organization focused on education, advocacy, and aligning therapy practices within the neurodiversity paradigm.
  • Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism – “A one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based, neurodiversity-steeped information from autistic people, parents, and autism professionals.”
  • Reframing Autism – Organization focused on improving Autistic mental health and nurturing Autistic identities through education, research, and advocacy.
  • Foundations for Divergent Minds – FDM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by multiply-neurodivergent people to ensure equity, access, and fulfilled lives through inclusive, practical, and affirming neurodiversity-based programming and education.
  • Autistic Collaboration Trust (AutCollab) – Global hub for Neurodivergent support and advocacy.
  • Public Neurodiversity Support Center – Collection of resources based on roles (Neurodivergent, Questioning, and/or Ally) as well as specific neurotypes.



  • Autistic Gender and Sexual Divergence Resources – List of resources from Aucademy for intersections of neurodivergence, gender, and sexual identities.
  • Twainbow – Organization dedicated to education and advocacy for people under the “double rainbow” of Autism and LGBTQIA.
  • The Autistic People of Color Fund – “The Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment exists to provide direct support, mutual aid, and reparations by and for autistic people of color.”

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance / Persistent Drive for Autonomy)

Identity First Language


Higher Education and Employment

Book Recommendations


Local Resources – South Central Pennsylvania

  • Neurodiverse Network, Inc. – New 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in July 2022 and focused on providing resources to neurodivergent individuals and families throughout south central PA.

Community-sourced and compiled by Authentic Therapy Services, LLC (2022)