Neurodiversity

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).

 

Dyslexic Awareness Month

Dyslexia is a learning difference associated with strengths in creative thinking and problem solving, but also specific challenges in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling. Throughout October we come together to raise awareness, share resources, and tell stories about dyslexia successes for Dyslexic Awareness Month!

Local resources

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.

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The Literacy Council for Josephine County

An all-volunteer, non-profit community service organization dedicated to fostering adult literacy. Provides tutoring in basic reading, writing, math, and English language skills. Learn more about joining their Dyslexia program or join the team as a Dyslexia tutor!

Learn more about the Dyslexia program

OpenDyslexic

Try out OpenDyslexic in Libby to make reading easier! The OpenDyslexic font is designed specifically so letters are easier to distinguish, reducing errors and reading effort. OpenDyslexic works in both English and Spanish.

Get the app

Download the Libby app on your smartphone or tablet to access thousands of titles through the library.

How to enable OpeDyslexic

Enable or disable this option on your ebook in a few easy steps.

Install on your computer

Want to make reading easy everywhere? Here are some instructions on how to install OpenDyslexic on your device.

Dyslexic resources

Complete guide to Dyslexia
Everything you need to know about Dyslexia, read in English or Spanish. Learn more
Headstrong Nation
A non-profit dedicated to serving the dyslexic community with education, tools, and support. They aim to create a movement in which dyslexics thrive. Learn more
Lime Connect
Supports people with disabilities find work, provides tools for work, scholarships, and more. Learn more
Speech therapy ideas
Dozens of great activities, games, worksheets, and other resources to keep learning fun! Explore more

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.

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Disabled World

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.

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ADHD

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

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.