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Library Resource Guides: #8 Neurodiversity

About this guide

These resources on neurodiversity can be helpful for people who want to learn more about neurodiversity in clinical practice, support neurodivergent individuals, and create inclusive work environments. The guide is continually updated with more resources to support a broader range of neurodivergent individuals.

Own voices

Inspired by the authors' own experiences and written from their perspective

Clinical assessment resources

Dyslexia articles

Resources for members

Two ANMF (Vic Branch) member guides for flexible work arrangements (FWA) and reasonable adjustments are available to members. Login at Member assistance

A guide to reasonable adjustment requests

A guide to flexible work arrangements requests

Please read through our frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer to your inquiry please submit a member assistance inquiry form.

Neurodivergent professionals

Masking and burnout

Articles about neurodivergent masking and burnout

The ANMF library referred to the following resource in the creation of this guide:

Moseley, Jennifer (2023, September 15). Behind the mask: The lived experience of an autistic mental health nurse [Conference presentation]. Australian Nurses and Midwives Conference, Melbourne, Victoria. Australian Nurses and Midwives Conference Thursday 14 and Friday 15 September 2023

Other resources for Neurodivergent healthcare professionals

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) UK has created a number of Neurodiversity Guidance resources for neurodivergent healthcare professionals and healthcare students and their managers, mentors, teams and union reps.

The overlapping skills and strengths of neurodiversity

Neurodiversity: genius within. Created by Nancy Doyle, based on the work of Mary Colley


Neurodiversity Network. (2020) Identify and enhance skills

NIH. (2022). Neurodiversity. National Cancer Institute. Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics

Journal articles

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Journal titles

Full text journals in CINAHL Ultimate (high quality)

Open Access journals

For assistance finding quality articles see the Finding journal articles online library resource guide

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Access to CINAHL

CINAHL (short for the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is one of the largest and most in-depth nursing research databases. It provides full-text to over 935 nursing and allied health journals, with indexing for several thousand others. ANMF Victorian Branch members can access CINAHL Ultimate through the Members Menu:

  1. Go to
  2. Input your membership number and password
  3. Click 'CINAHL Database' under ANMF Links

If you are experiencing difficulty logging in, contact the Membership Department