Welcome to the library's guide on neurodiversity resources for students at the University of North Texas. Whether you're looking for information and support for yourself or simply have questions about neurodiversity, this guide is for you
This guide is built upon a previous one that contained resources about autism spectrum disorder only. Please be patient with us as we continually add more resources to support those with a variety of neurodiversities and to educate the UNT community about those differences. Feel free to contact Erin O'Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily Peebles at email@example.com for further assistance or suggestions for this guide.
What is Neurodiversity?
"Although there is broad diversity across the population, some individuals are affected by neurological differences that make it particularly challenging for their communication, self-expression and interactions with others. These neurological differences include autism, Asperger's, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and tics." (Neurodiversity Hub). To learn about the varieties of neurodiversity and their strengths, visit neurodiversityhub.org.
Erin O'Toole is the Science Reference Librarian at the UNT Libraries and volunteer co-facilitator of Eagle Chat, a peer support group for UNT students who are neurodiverse. Emily Peebles is an Acquisitions Associate at the UNT Libraries and has spearheaded the effort to increase the number of resources about neurodiversity in the library collection. They both participate in the Libraries' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Interest Group and offer this resource as part of the overall effort to make the Libraries an inclusive home for the entire UNT community.