Neurodiversity Support & Life Hacks from Peer Experts

Check out our latest neurodiversity articles with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and autism coping tips, support, and life hacks from peer experts. Here at The Ability Toolbox, you can learn from neurodivergent people like you who understand what you’re going through.


Why Stimming Is Healthy & You Should (Usually) Embrace It

Stimming is a key self-regulation tool for people on the autism spectrum or with ADHD. If you're neurodivergent or seeking to support your child, you're in the ...

Why Autism Special Interests and ADHD Hyperfixations Are Awesome

Autism and ADHD are distinct forms of neurodiversity that can co-occur quite frequently. You may notice that autistic people and ADHDers can share similar ...

What Autism Feels Like: 17 Autistic People Explain

To gain a well-rounded and accurate perspective on the autism spectrum, and what autism feels like, it’s important to listen to as many autistic voices as ...

Why I Believe I Have Autism – Even Before the Formal Assessment

In less than a week I’m getting evaluated for autism by a neurodiversity-affirming psychologist. But I’m already almost 100% sure I have it. I’m not 100% ...

What Is Ableism? Understanding Disability Discrimination & Prejudice

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably experienced or witnessed ableism. Here's what you need to know about it, and what you can do ...

How Systemic Ableism Is Built Into Society, and What We Can Do About It

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably quickly figured out that the world wasn't built with disabled people in mind. In fact, it ...

What Is Internalized Ableism? Tips for Overcoming Self-Stigma

If you're a disabled person who feels shame about your condition and struggles to ask for help or advocate for your rights, you may be battling one of the ...

Let’s Bust These 6 Disability Myths That Are at the Root of Ableism

Ableism -- prejudice against people with disabilities -- is rooted in disability myths and historical stigmas, some of which date back hundreds or thousands of ...

Am I Disabled? How to Know If You Have a Disability

If you've ever asked yourself, "Am I disabled?" this guide will help you determine if you have a disability and what it means for your life. If you were ...

Weighted Blankets for Autism Reviewed by Autistic Adults

If you're on the autism spectrum, these weighted blankets can help you address your sensory needs to achieve a calm, peaceful night's sleep. Weighted blankets ...

Struggling to Get a Clear Mental Illness Diagnosis? You’re Not Alone.

When your diagnosis is unclear or not quite understood by mental health professionals, you often feel like an outsider, like you don't belong anywhere. Over ...

The Ultimate Sensory Bottles Guide for Kids & Adults

Sensory bottles are a fun and interactive way for children and adults alike to explore, learn, and self-regulate emotions. As an adult on the autism spectrum, ...

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