🧰’Resources for Neurodiverse Grad Students and the Faculty Who Advise Them’

Link: Tools and Resources for Neurodiverse Graduate students
Creator: ScholarStudio

My notes

Part 3 of a 3 part series with links to a range of resources.  Part 1 and part 2 of the series are good reading too.

Writing a thesis or dissertation is like … let’s say, running a marathon. It’s not an easy task, but it’s one that thousands of people all over the world do every year. Now imagine that someone released a bunch of barking dogs and a few bears into your marathon route. Just dealing with the dogs and the bears would take a lot of your energy and attention. What I see is that most neurodiverse students are capable of finishing this marathon, but that they must expend more energy learning how to anticipate, avoid, assuage, manage, and tame the dogs and the bears. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible!
From <https://scholarstudioblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/hacking-graduate-school-with-learning-differences/>

The page is aimed at neurodiverse students and lists specific resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Dyslexia.  There are also articles around academic culture and its challenges.  I appreciate the way the resources on this blog address the emotional and social side of trying to get by in academia with a chronic condition.  While the resources are aimed at neurodiverse students they are also useful for anyone who is struggling with executive function (memory, organisation) as part of their illness.

Topics include:

  • Diagnosis
  • Accommodations (changes the university makes to help you)
  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-acceptance

Was published in 2015 so not all recommended apps and websites are still functional.