A list of recommended reading in recognition of neurodiversity amongst learners

How the Idea of a ‘Normal’ Person Got Invented

A Thousand Rivers

Subtitle: What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning Essay by Carol Black http://schoolingtheworld.org/a-thousand-rivers/

Stop stealing dreams

Subtitle: What’s school for? Free book by Seth Godin; link goes to the printable version. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/files/stop-stealing-dreams6print.pdf

Changing education paradigms

RSA Animate video based on the teaching of Sir Ken Robinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

The Asperger Sensory Funnel

Let’s teach for mastery — not test scores

Video by Sal Khan of the Khan Academy, about the dangers of leaving gaps in learning. (When considering the education of non-speaking autistics, this video should not be viewed without taking note of the writings by non-speaking autistics below.) https://www.ted.com/talks/sal_khan_let_s_teach_for_mastery_not_test_scores

Forget what you know

TEDxTeen video by Jake Barnett, autistic savant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq-FOOQ1TpE

My speech at the Profectum Conference

Written by Ido Kedar, non-speaking autistic author http://idoinautismland.com/?p=317

Can Speech Challenged Students Get an Appropriate Education?

2016 ASAN Gala, Service to the Self Advocacy Movement: The Arlington Five

Video of non-speaking autistic teenagers and young adults accepting awards for their advocacy for inclusive education. http://autisticadvocacy.org/2016/12/2016-gala-service-to-the-self-advocacy-movement-the-arlington-five/

Research-Based Approaches to Autistic Ways of Learning

Build a School in the Cloud

Sugata Mitra’s seminal TED talk on video includes a brief history of how mainsteam schooling came into being, and why it is obsolete https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud?language=en

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