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Understanding Difference

Suggested resources to help you see the world from perspectives different from your own and "bring... you into conversation with people different from those with whom you normally associate.”



Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice  (Michelle R. Nario-Redmon) Library Catalog (Access Online)As We See It    Amazon Prime

Atypical  (Netflix series)  

Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum (Jennifer Cook O’Toole)  Amazon   Barnes & Noble

Born on the Fourth of July   VIDEO .DVD00246 2004   Swank Streaming Video   IMDb    Amazon Prime  Duration: 2h:24

Read the bookBorn on the Fourth of July (Fortieth anniversary edition.) (Ron Kovic)  Access OnlineDance of the Neural Tango  [TED: Martha Summa-Chadwick]  Duration: 18:11  

Different Planets: Understanding Your Neurodiverse Relationship   (Lorna Hecker)   Amazon

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century (Alice Wong)    HV1552.3 .D57 2020  Amazon

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You (Jenara Nerenberg)   Amazon   JMRL Audio CD

Drowning in the Mainstream: Adults With Invisible Disabilities (Julie C. Perrin) Library Catalog (Access Online)

The Fundamentals of Caring   IMDb  Netflix  Duration: 1h:37

Guide to Creating Accessible Presentations  [Digital Library Federation] 

How Can I Talk If My Lips Don’t Move: Inside My Autistic Mind   [Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay]  RJ506 .A9 M85 2008  Amazon 

I Have Been Buried Under Years of Dust: A Memoir of Autism and Hope (Valerie Gilpeer and Emily Grodin)  RJ506 .A9 G562 2021  Amazon  

I Live a Life Like Yours: A Memoir   (Jan Grue)  HV3013 .G78 A3 2021  Amazon

If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny (Zach Anner)   Amazon

It's Kind of a Funny Story  VIDEO .DVD23050  IMDb  Duration: 1h:42

Read the book:   It's Kind of a Funny Story (Ned Vizzini)  PZ7 .V853 It 2006   

Love on the Spectrum (Netflix series) 

Missing Pieces: A Chronicle Of Living With A Disability  (Irving Kenneth Zola)    HV1559 .N4 Z64 1982  Amazon

My Beautiful Broken Brain  Netflix   IMDb    Duration: 1h:24

National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (U.S. Department of Labor)       Employer specific resources

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (Steve Silberman)    RC553 .A88 S54 2015  BSEL 

Our Fight for Disability Rights and Why We're Not Done Yet [TED: Judith Heumann]   Duration: 21:15

The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain (Thomas Armstrong)   Access Online  Amazon

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy With Autism  (Naoki Higashida)   RC553 .A88 H5313 2013     See the film on Netflix  Duration: 1h:22

Rewire Your Brain to the Beat: Music Therapy and the Neurodiverse with Martha Summa  Duration: 18:24  

Rust and Bone    Library Catalog Access Online  

Shouting Won't Help (Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear)  (Katherine Bouton) RF290 .B58 2013 Ivy by Request  Amazon

Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism (Barb Cook, et al.)  Read Online  

Student Resources:    Sheila C. Johnson Center     Social Skills Group for College Students with ASD

The Subtle Spectrum: An Honest Account of Autistic Discovery, Relationships and Identity (Joanna Grace)  Library Catalog Access Online

Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports From My Life With Autism  (Temple Grandin)   RC553 .A88 G74 1996  BSEL    Read via HathiTrust  Amazon  [2006 expanded edition]  

37 Seconds   IMDb   Netflix    Duration:  1h:55   

Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life (Harriet McBryde Johnson)   HV3013 .J65 A3 2005  Amazon

Uniquely Human [podcast] :  Autism and Personal Fulfillment with Dr. Temple Grandin  Duration: 1:04:37     

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism  (Barry M. Prizant)  RJ506 .A9 P77 2015  [BSEL]

The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's (Temple Grandin)   RC553 .A88 G743 2008    also, RC553 .A88 G743 2015    Request from Ivy