Table of Contents for My Stories

Organized chaos, a.k.a., an easier way to find specific topics

Jillian Enright
10 min readAug 18, 2021


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I write about several different topics, but the most common subject areas are:

  1. Parenting and Childhood — including a story series about the perils of punishment.
  2. ADHD, Autism, Neurodiversity, and Mental Health
  3. Education and Child Advocacy
  4. Disability, Social Issues, and Advocacy
  5. Special Advocacy Series (Judge Rotenberg Centre)
  6. Psychology
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. *New*! Sarcasm, satire, and smart-assery
  9. Reading and Writing
  10. My Travel Stories

Last updated July 24, 2022

Stories About Neurodiversity and Mental Health

Some Medications Increase Your Risk of Overheating

The “Highly Sensitive Person” is Code for Autistic

Avoiding Summer Holiday Burnout

Helping Kids (and Parents) Sleep Better

Brown Noise And ADHD

Camping Cured My Burnout

ADHD Brain Strikes Again

Planning A Trip While ADHD

Atypical Autistic Traits

Autism Green Flags

Dyscalculia in ADHD and Autism

Social Skills Training For Neurotypicals

Strategies for Managing Executive Dysfunction

Frequently Asked Questions About Autism (Autism FAQs)

Simple Yet Effective Ways To Get Sh!t Done

This Is Why We Need More Autistic Researchers

Books About ADHD

Autism Awareness and Acceptance

Autistic People Are Not Emotionless Robots

Sensory Overload And Double Trouble

The “Autistic Divide”

How Many Types of Autism Are There?

Autistic Mirroring And Masking

How to Know if You’re Autistic

Autism Acceptance Month

Explaining Autism to Kids

The DSM-V’s Autism Criteria Sucks

Autism Acceptance in April

Books About Autism

The Grisha Are A Lot Like Neurodivergent People

Hyperlexia in Autistic Kids

I Discussed ADHD On National News

Autistic Appreciation

Body Doubling With ADHD

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Why We Are Not Puzzle Pieces

Sleep Disorders in ADHD & Autism

Executive Functions for Parents and Kids

Stimminy Cricket!

ADHD & Autistic Assets

Can A Person Develop ADHD?

Why Scripting Is Important To Autistics

Links Between ADHD And Dyslexia

ADHD in Adult Women

Cultural and Communication Differences

Stop Recommending Behavioural Therapies

The Types of Masks We Wear

Exploring Emotional Co-Regulation

Autistic Self-Diagnosis is Valid

The Social Model of Disability

Rejection Got Me So Low

Dysgraphia in Autism & ADHD

Anxiety: It’s Not What It Looks Like

Unmasking in the Wild

ADHD and Autistic Burnout

Defining Neurotypical Privilege

The “Gold Standard” for Autistic Children

Postural Sway in ADHD and Autism

ADHD & Autistic Folks Have Heard Enough

ADHD Medications Aren’t Magic

5 Things I’ve Been Able To Do Since Going On ADHD Meds

I’m Going to Try “Dry-uary” for the First Time Ever

The Most Searched ADHD Topics of 2021

Positive ADHD Traits

Stop Gaslighting Children

Mindfulness: ADHD Style

I’m Autistic, Not “On The Spectrum”

Everyone Is Not “A Little” ADHD or Autistic

Yes, ADHD is Genetic

Recognizing How Emotions Feel Physically In Our Bodies

Neurodiversity and the Politics of Self Control

Social and Behavioural Issues in Neurotypicals

I Prefer Blunt People

Neurodiversity is Not a Group of People

Avoiding Holiday Burnout

My Lightbulb Moments

ADHD Quackery

Research Shows What People With ADHD Have Been Saying For Years

Amen’s “7 Types of A.D.D.” are B.S.

My Autism and ADHD are Not Friends

ADHD is a Significant Risk Factor for PTSD

ADHD and Celiac Walk into a Bar…

Defining ADHD Paralysis

ADHD: The Gift That Still Keeps On Giving

I’d Like to Rewrite the DSM, Please

My Fellow ADHDers: We Do Not Struggle With Object Permanence

How Executive Functions Matter in Daily Living

ADHD and Comorbid Conditions

Support Needs, Not Labels

Clumsy, or is it ADHD?

ADHD Medication Trials

Discovering My Neurodivergence Helped Me Rediscover My Passion

Loud Introverts Unite (Social Anxiety and Sensory Processing Sensitivity)

And Then There Were 2(e): My Journey of Self-Discovery

It’s not a superpower, but it makes me one hell of an entrepreneur

ADHD Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur

Code Switching and Masking

Impulsivity: It’s a Neurodivergent Thing.

ADHD Puts us at Greater Risk for Addictions

Why Camping is So Good for my ADHD Brain

ADHD, Actually: The Struggle is Real

My ADHD was Misdiagnosed as a Personality Disorder

I was Masking for So Long, I Lost Myself

The Five Stages of Diagnosis

Why Rejection is More Painful with ADHD

The History of ADHD

ADHD: Justice Warriors

Stereotypes Harm Children with ADHD

ADHD: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A Diagnosis is More Than Just a Label

My Child was Just Diagnosed, Now What?

Myths and Misconceptions About ADHD

ADHD Symptoms the DSM-5 Misses

Emotional Dysregulation is Not Always Pathological

ADHD Awareness Month

It’s My First Time… Neuroqueering

Stories About Neurodiversity

My ADHD 2e Booklist

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

Education and Child Advocacy Stories

Preventing Seclusion & Restraint In Schools

Why Your Behaviour Chart Isn’t Working

Behaviour Plans Are For The Adults, Not The Kids

The Problem(s) With ABC Charts

Playing Politics With Our Children’s Education

Behaviourism is Not Inclusion

Deny Recess At Your Peril

The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Funding

An Open Letter To Our Minister Of Education

The Pain Of Internalized Stigma

Behaviour Management Programs are Out-Dated and Ableist

I Don’t Care What My Son Learns in Elementary School

Executive Functions in the Classroom

Convenience Shouldn’t Outweigh the Needs of Children

February Is Inclusive Education Month

Anti-Bullying Articles and Resources

Children Are Not Mini Adults

Since O.D.D. Doesn’t Exist…

Education-Sponsored Gaslighting

Demanding Blind Obedience is Dangerous

Stop Gaslighting Children

Performative in Pink

Retribution Versus Restoration

Dysgraphia in Autism & ADHD

Why Gifted Kid Burnout Is A Thing

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in Education

Practical Classroom Supports

Questions to Ask Prospective Schools

More Empty Proclamations from Manitoba’s Minister of Education

Back to School: The Final Count Down

Suspensions do More Harm than Good

Inclusion Benefits ALL Students

Support Needs, Not Labels

Lucky versus Unlucky Behaviours

How to be an Effective Advocate for your Child

Preparing for Back to School

Treating Your Child’s ADHD Has Nothing To Do With School

What “Inclusive Education” Really Means

Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms

February Was Inclusive Education Month in Manitoba

Planning for Neurodiverse Students

Helping Your Child Thrive During Remote Learning

Is Your Child’s IEP Unintentionally Useless?

Thinking Outside the Box: Challenging the Status Quo (frustrations with accommodations at school)

What To Do When The School Keeps Calling

Is Your Child Struggling While Their School Denies Services?

Gifted Education IS Special Education

Children with Disabilities are NOT an Afterthought

Stories About Reading And Writing

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Jillian Enright

She/they. Neurodivergent, 20+ yrs SW & Psych. experience. I write about mental health, neurodiversity, education, and parenting. Founder of Neurodiversity MB.