This page is dedicated to bringing together as many helpful links/websites/print-outs/etc. as possible, all relating in some way to disabilities, additional needs or mental and emotional health. Some are specific to certain groups of people (for example, coping mechanisms for dealing with sensory processing disorder) while others are more aimed at spreading awareness, and helping others to understand various conditions/disabilities.
Here's a quick summary of what sorts of what's on this page:
This section is dedicated to giving you some basic information about some of the lesser-known health conditions and disabilities in the world. The full list (accessible below) includes many conditions, but we are striving to make it as large an index as possible. The links on this page, however, are for some slightly less rare conditions that we feel there are a lot of misconceptions about.
If you have a condition or disability that isn't listed on our comprehensive index, please get in touch and let us know. Thank you!
Autism (also sometimes referred to as 'Asperger's Syndrome') is a developmental disability that can affect how someone acts in social situations, and is often associated with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). SPD is when certain sounds, textures or visual stimuli can cause someone physical pain and extreme distress. However, being autistic does not impact someone's intelligence, and often their ability to hyperfocus on some subjects can be more beneficial than not.
Jessica is a Youtuber who makes videos about not only the prettiest vintage clothes and her wonderful doggies, but also disabilities. She has two genetic disabilities, but also deals with chronic pain (just like our editor!) and talks a lot about how to deal with that, and lots of other brilliant disability survival tips. Her channel is also a really good place to go if you're looking for some solidarity and relatability.
Hannah is primarily a sex and relationships educator, but also has a stoma (ileostomy) and talks about this from time to time. She also talks a lot about fashion, books, and what it's like working for yourself and being your own boss. Hannah actually has two channels, and her second channel, More Hannah is more of a lifestyle channel, featuring a lot of discussion around productivity and content creation.
Annie is a Youtuber and intersectional activist, who creates content and videos on various topics, from disabilities (such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), to LGBTQ+ issues, to all areas of art, writing and other creative areas. Her channel and other social medias are a really interesting mix of raising awareness of accessibility issues, alongside various examples of Annie's artwork and original writing, and I really recommend you check it out!
Go explore Annie's channel, or check out her Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and her Patreon. (Please Note: some of the text on Annie's Patreon is in French - however the actual content is primarily English)
Stevie is also a sex educator, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and talks a lot about her own journey with disability and diagnosis. She's also American, who has moved to the UK with her British girlfriend, so there are some great videos that show her trying quintessential British snacks, attempting the UK Citizenship test, and various other weird and wonderful things. Basically, she's hilarious!
Shaaba and Jamie are both doctoral researchers, who create content and Youtube videos that encourage diversity and acceptance in all walks of life, especially regarding mental health. Jamie is also transgender, and some of his content documents his journey with this, alongside mental health and general day-to-day life. They also do some things on their Twitch channel sometimes. Which is lots of fun!