Content Manager & Science Writer
Content Manager & Science Writer
One thing many blogs on neurodiversity have in common: Sharing stories and experiences.
Finding communities of people who understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with being neurodiverse or raising neurodiverse kids can make all the difference in the world. Many people first find these communities via the sincere stories of some of the incredible bloggers who write about neurodiversity.
Below you’ll find a list of 10 bloggers that we love. All of them have been chosen because of their genuine, relatable, and empowering stories, which all shed light on everyday life for neurodiverse people or families.
Jade felt overwhelmed at first when her eldest son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Knowing about the power of sharing information, she set up The Autism Page to provide information and help for parents in similar situations.
Her son is non-verbal, so Jade often focuses on resources that support communication. She has also gathered invaluable tips for navigating paperwork around accessing autism support in the UK.
Jade also wrote a helpful guide, "Recently Diagnosed?" filled with loads of tips for books, a collection of her most helpful blog posts on the subject, and other sources for those who have recently been diagnosed and the people supporting them.
Renée is a full-time mum of 3 children who documents both the highs and lows of her rollercoaster life. Renée writes about her family’s daily life, her own mental health, her oldest daughter's autism journey, and much more in her blog Mummy Tries.
We especially love her post "Autism Help: What has truly worked for my 10yo Daughter Since Her Diagnosis In 2015 And What "Advice" I've Ignored", which tells a story that many parents can no doubt relate to while fighting to try to find the best help for their child(ren).
Being the dad of 2 boys with autism can be very challenging. James writes his blog, Stories about Autism, to share his thoughts and experiences, which gives his readers a glimpse into what it feels like for him to raise his two sons with autism. He says that writing the blog helps give him the strength to become a better parent.
James wants to help others realise that they're not alone, as well as spread awareness around autism. Enjoy the genuine stories of him and his boys Tommy & Jude.
Steph is a 40-something mum of two girls who started blogging the day of her youngest daughter’s autism diagnosis. Since then, she’s told stories of their family life with a particular focus on her daughter’s sub-diagnosis of the Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile of autism.
With 9 years of blogging under her belt, Steph raises awareness about autism in girls and the PDA profile, as well as shares stories about their everyday life with honesty about the delight and challenges that come along with it. Learn more about Steph and her two fantastic daughters at Steph's Two Girls.
Ethan was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism at only 2 years old. But that didn’t stop him from going to school or blogging and running his own business. He shares his unique story not only online but also offline on stage.
As a speaker, he wants to increase acceptance and inclusivity in all settings of a life with autism, especially for children and youth. Soak up his positive energy and check him out to spark joy in your day at The Journey Through Autism.
Award-winning writer, international speaker and special needs tutor with Asperger Syndrome, Chris launched Autistic Not Weird to share his insights from both a personal and professional perspective.
His first uplifting book “What we love most about life” is designed to help autistic young people feel less alone. Growing up believing himself to be the weird kid until his diagnosis at age 25, he turned his attitude around and started defining himself by his strengths instead of his weaknesses, and in his writing encourages others to see their own strengths.
Rainbows are too beautiful is a blog by Ann who has 3 autistic and neurotypical children with diagnoses of Autism, ADHD, hypermobility, SPD, dyspraxia, anxiety and sleep issues. In trying to summarize their Ann quotes her son saying “Rainbows are too beautiful, I just can’t look at them”.
On her blog, Ann shares how her family interacts and interprets the world in their own wonderful way. She wants to raise awareness, promote understanding, discuss important challenges and offer support within the topics of Autism and neurodiversity.
ADHD Boss is a blog run by Stefan, who has experienced all stages of living with ADHD. From being the rebellious class clown to not understanding why he struggled so much in certain classes, having risk-taking behaviour, impulsiveness and other challenges, he finally figured out a formula for living well with ADHD.
While Stefan received bad grades in most classes, he had As when it came to entrepreneurship and found that relentless drive is far more important than grades for ‘bossing’ with ADHD. With his blog, he wants to share this winning formula with everyone struggling, and give them some of the tools he needed to experience the upward spiral in life with ADHD like he did.
Stefan philosophy is that: if you can master your ADHD by learning everything about how it affects your brain and body, the future becomes yours.
Oh So Mummy is a parenting and lifestyle blog by Laura, a mom to 3 kids, who in her own words is "winging it through motherhood". Laura keeps it very real on her blog where she talks about her iPad-watching kids, chicken nugget dinners and doesn’t hold back from the occasional swear when life is tough.
Laura blogs about life with her husband, her oldest son Jayden, who was diagnosed with ADHD and dyspraxia, her step-son Issac, and her baby boy Arlo.
The above qoute is from Laura's "5 signs of ADHD that I missed" post where she highlights some of the lesser known signs of ADHD in order to educate others. Plus, Laura also has a gorgeous Instagram feed that you can feast your eyes upon right here.
A motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, bestselling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD".
Although he knew his whole life he was different, he first was diagnosed at the age of 37. The diagnosis was liberating and eye-opening for him. Bryan does an incredible job of describing what undiagnosed ADHD can cause for an individual and how it feels. Motivated by the desire to help others and find the best way to live with ADHD, Bryan started ADDer World at Positive Thinking & ADHD.