Discover resources created to support individuals and families with neurodiversity, such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other learning and thinking differences.
Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and disability that argues diverse neurological conditions are the result of normal variations in the human genome.
This term originated in the late 1990s from sociologist Judy Singer as a challenge to prevailing views of neurological diversity as inherently pathological.
Her hope and objective was to shift the focus of discourse about ways of thinking and learning away from the usual litany of deficits, disorders, and impairments (Disabled World, 2020).
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JosephineLINK connects Josephine County residents to the resources they need. Access up-to-date information for community organizations. This resources is updated regularly by your librarians with the most current contact information, hours, locations, and links.Visit JosephineLINK
The Literacy Council for Josephine County
The Literacy Council is dedicated to fostering adult literacy by providing free tutoring in basic reading, writing, math, and English language skills. Enroll in the Dyslexia program or join the team as a Dyslexia tutor.Visit the Literacy Council
Community Living Case Management
CLCM provides a wide range of services for individuals and their families who are eligible for services under the Developmental Disabilities criteria in Josephine, Douglas, Curry, and Coos counties.Visit Community Living Case Management
People with disabilities are the largest minority group any person can join at any time, and due to accidents and old age eventually do. Discover information including disabled news and statistics regarding world disabilities, medical breakthroughs, and disability research studies.Visit Disabled World
- Daily Strength
- Join one of hundreds of online support groups in this safe and easy to access online resource.
- Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
- Psychology Journal is a peer reviewed journal that publishes articles in all areas of psychology.
- HealthfulChat: ADHD Chatroom
- HealthfulChat knows how important it is to be in contact with others in the same position as you. Connect with others in this attention deficit hyperactivity disorder peer support group.
- Autism Live!
- Autism Live is a free resource for the Autism community and the world at large with live broadcasts on several times a week and free podcasts on YouTube, iTunes and Roku.
- Fathering Autism
- Battling the stigma of ASD (autism spectrum disorder) with a first hand look into the struggles, joy, and comedy of fathering autism.
- OpenDoors Therapy
- Explore different aspects of neurodiversity, such as social skills in the workplace, women with autism, navigating college, and more.