Different, Not Less: A Neurodivergent’s Guide To Finding Your True Self and Finding Your Happy Ever After


Chloe Hayden is an award-winning actor and disability advocate, motivational speaker and social media influencer. As a child, she moved between ten schools in eight years and was eventually diagnosed with autism and ADHD. 

Hayden’s parents nicknamed her ‘our quirky little genius’ and ‘our princess and the pea child’, as she was ‘spellbound’ by books, but struggled with sensory issues, such as clothing, food textures and social interaction. 

This is an intensely personal book that details the many ways in which the author struggled to make sense of the world around her and how retreating to the toilets or the back of the library was often the only way she was able to cope with school. 

Chloe Hayden provides insights into ways that focusing on her strengths, passions and her ‘eye sparkles’ have enabled her to build a successful international career, while acknowledging that she has developed a range of strategies that help her to manage potential difficulties.

The book also includes a guide to support resources and detailed chapter references.

It’s an interesting, engaging and practical read that would be of value to parents, teenagers and as a school resource.

Author: C. Hayden
Publisher: Murdoch Books
ISBN: 978-19226-1618-0

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