Neurodiversity celebrates the many different ways our brains function, removing the stigma associated with conditions that are often tagged as learning disabilities, like autism, dyslexia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Instead of viewing these diagnoses as abnormal, neurodiversity supports the view that our brains don’t all operate the same way — and that’s OK.
Whether your child is neurodivergent or neurotypical, there are resources you can share with your child to show they are not alone in their experience or to offer perspective on their peers’ experiences.
For its 100th anniversary, Scholastic spoke with experts to identify a set of tips, articles, and books that make starting a conversation with your child about neurodiversity easier. These resources are part of a broader initiative, called the Scholastic Bookshelf, created for Instagram to raise awareness around contemporary issues affecting children today.