- https://youtu.be/P1sHAkj5Yk8 “An Autistic Identity” by Kieran Rose.
- https://youtu.be/hqMFMZYeWLQ “Could you be autistic and not know?” by Neurodivergent Rebel.
- https://youtu.be/GiaNMnYVmzI “The Sensory Funnel – How to help someone with Aspergers.”
Sourced from http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/p/position.html on 8.12.2020.
How can you know which autism organizations to support and trust? Those we endorse follow these guidelines:
- Supports, not cures: autism is a naturally occurring human neurological variation and not a disease process to be cured. Autistic neurology, sensory traits, processing, communication, and other autism-specific traits should be accommodated, not stigmatized. Qualify of life for autistic people of all ages and abilities should be a primary focus. Medical or health issues that may accompany autism should be addressed as co-occurring conditions, not as integral to autism.
- Autistic-informed supports and therapies:Services for autistic individuals must improve their quality of life. When there is conflict between non-autistic autism professionals and the autistic community as to an approach or therapy, the organization takes autistic concerns seriously, and looks to participatory and otherwise autistic-informed research, and self-advocate leadership, for direction.
- Inclusiveness: Autistic people must have significant, meaningful, and primary roles in all aspects of the organization, especially at board and executive levels, with regards to planning and decision-making. Autistic employees and contractors will be compensated at the same level as other participants doing similar work.
- Acceptance, not stigmatization: All aspects of the organization’s financial cycle, from advertising and fundraising through grants and programs, must be driven by values of inclusion and acceptance of autistic people of all ages and abilities. It is not acceptable to use scare tactics or negative imagery to promote autism awareness.
- Advocacy for the human and civil rights of all autistic people: Clear positions must be publicly expressed on issues that affect the well being of autistic individuals. Such issues include the use of physical and chemical restraints; the lack of full inclusion in education, work, and housing; and funding for programs that address the immediate needs of autistic people in their communities.
Autism organizations we recommend:
- The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (www.autisticadvocacy.org): Self advocate-led policy experts working on national and regional chapter levels to improve quality of life, understanding, and acceptance for autistic people of all ages and abilities via advocacy, handbooks, toolkits, policy briefs, action alerts, campaigns, and social media.
- Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (awnnetwork.org): Provides community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, nonbinary people, and all others of marginalized genders.
- Association For Autistic Community (autisticcommunity.org): Fosters community and connections among autistic people, through conferences/retreats such as Autspace, education, and advocacy.
- Autistics 4 Autistics (a4aontario.com) is a collective of autistic adults, advocating for reform to Ontario’s approach to autism funding and services.
Books to Read
Sourced from https://notanautismmom.com/2020/07/20/autism-books/ on 8.12.2020.
Ten Books To Get You Started
The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
NeuroTribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman
Loud Hands: Autistic People Speaking (Anthology) Julia Bascom
Uniquely Human: a Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry M Prizant
Ido in Autismland by Ido Kedar
It’s An Autism Thing, I’ll Help You Understand It by Emma Dalmayne
Anatomy of Autism: A Pocket Guide for Educators, Parents, and Students by Diego Pena
Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate ed by Edlyn Vallejo Peña, PhD
All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism edited by Lydia X Z Brown et al. (By autistic women of color)
Typed Words Loud Voices edited by Amy Sequenzia & Elizabeth J. Grace
***Beyond Behaviors by Mona Delahooke PhD – This book is not autism-specific but I consider it a must-read!
Books for Kids and Teens
Just Right for You: A Story About Autism by Melanie Heyworth (picture book)
Do You Want to Play? Making Friends with an Autistic Kid by Daniel Share-Strom (picture book)
Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down by Lindsey Parker, illustrated by Rebecca Burgess (picture book) *Preorder now! This book is fantastic and comes out in April.
Suzi Spins by Emma Dalmayne (picture book)
Benji, the Bad Day, and Me by Sally J Pla et al. (picture book)
Too Sticky! :Sensory Issues with Autism by Jen Malia et al. (picture book)
My Wandering Dreaming Mind by Merriam Saunders (picture book)
My Whirling, Twirling Motor by Merriam Saunders (picture book)
Trouble with a Tiny T by Merriam Saunders (novel) *Preorder now!
Anatomy of Autism: A Pocket Guide for Educators, Parents, and Students by Diego Pena
The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide: A Practical Handbook for Autistic Teens and Tweens by Yenn Purkis and Tanya Masterman
The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic by Siena Castellon
Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll (novel)
The Reason I Jump by Naomi Hashida
Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos (novel, autistic author)
Fall down Seven Times Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida
Can You See Me? by Libby Scott & Rebecca Westcott
Get a Grip, Vicky Cohen! by Sarah Kapit (novel, autistic author)
The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla (novel, autistic author)
Can You See Me? by Libby Scott & Rebecca Westcott (novel)
The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods by Robyn Steward
Stanley Will Probably be Fine by Sally J. Pla
Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism
Books recommended by http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/p/resources.html sourced on 8.12.2020.
- Ada Hoffman created a ranked index of their Autistic Book Party reviews.
- ASAN Pittsburgh’s The Autistic Library is a list of books about autism that are not deficit-based.
- The Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library book list.
- Diverse City Press is a small publishing company which aims to provide educational materials for people with disabilities and their care providers.
- The ABCs of Autism Acceptance by Sparrow Rose Jones (Maxfield Sparrow)
- All The Weight of Our Dreams, edited by Lydia Brown, E. Ashkenazy, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu
- Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammett
- Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism edited by Elizabeth Bartmess
- Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum by Lynne Soraya
- Loud Hands: Autistic People Speaking Edited by Julia Bascom
- Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate by Cynthia Kim
- No You Don’t: Essays from an Unstrange Mind by Sparrow Rose Jones (Maxfield Sparrow)
- The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children Edited by Michelle Sutton
- Typed Words, Loud Voices eds, Amy Sequenzia, Elizabeth J. Grace, Melanie Yergeau
- Welcome to the Autistic Community from The Autistic Self Advocacy Network
- What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew, edited by Emily Paige Ballou, Kristina Thomas, and Sharon DaVanport
Approaches and Advice
- Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum by Stephen Shore
- The Autistic Spectrum: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding and Helping Your Child by Lorna Wing
- Coloring Outside Autism’s Lines: 50+ Activities, Adventures, and Celebrations for Families with Children with Autism by Susan Walton
- Managing Meltdowns: Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique With Children and Adults With Autism by Deb Lipsky
- Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism eds. Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Jennifer Byde Myers, Liz Ditz, Emily Willingham, and Carol Greenburg
- Uniquely Human by Barry Prizant
Historical and Cultural Contexts
- A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers by Adam Feinstein
- Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement Edited by Steven Kapp
- NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman
- Not Even Wrong by Paul Collins
- Unstrange Minds by Roy Richard Grinker
- A is for “All Aboard” by Paula Kluth and Victoria Kluth
- All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome by Kathy Hoopman
- Books for Littles: Website and Facebook group.
- Disability in KidLit’s Autism on the Page
- Do You Want to Play? Making Friends With An Autistic Kid by Daniel Share-Strom
- Janine by Mary Cocca-Leffler
- Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap (NT is OK!) by Clay and Gail Morton
- The Anti-Romantic Child by Priscilla Gilman
- Gravity Pulls You In: Perspectives on Parenting Children on the Autism Spectrum, eds. Kyra Anderson and Vicki Forman
- Making Peace With Autism by Susan Senator
- My Baby Rides the Short Bus, eds. Yantra Bertelli, Jen Silverman, and Sarah Talbot
- A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism by Laura Shumaker
- Becoming by Julie Nováková
- Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sønderby
- Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! by Sarah Kapit
- His Hands Were Quiet by P.D. Workman
- Hoshi and the Red City Circuit by Dora Raymaker
- Movement by Nancy Fulda
- On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
- The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
- The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
- Touch of Tides by Luna Lindsey
- Elizabeth Bartmess’s three-part series on Good Representation of Autistic Characters:
- Part I: Interiority and Neurology
- Part II: Diversity in Autistic Characteristics and Demographics
- Part III: Setting, Plot, and Character Growth, plus a list of good stories and books
We appreciate movies in which autistic people are more than catalysts for the non-autistic characters’ self-discovery arcs. Please keep this in mind when watching the following movies about autistic people:
TV SHOWS AND SERIES
Autistic representation on TV continues to be questionable and rely on stereotypes. For that reason we do not recommend The Good Doctor, The A Word, and Atypical. But some series present autistic people in more complex and autonomous, if not always ideal ways, including:
- Everything’s Gonna Be OK
- Little Voice
- The Outsider
- She-Ra and The Princesses of Power
- Umbrella Academy
ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis)
- Why we oppose ABA in any form, from A4A Ontario: a4aontario.com/2018/05/24/why-we-oppose-aba-in-any-form
- Red Flags of Early Intervention for Autism, from In the Loop About Neurodiversity: intheloopaboutneurodiversity.wordpress.com/2019/03/23/red-flags-of-early-intervention-for-autism
- Accessible Spaces: A Fragrance Free Toolkit: csw.ucla.edu/toolkit
- All About Image Descriptions:livingwithdisability.tumblr.com/post/124066767358/all-about-image-descriptions
- Deep Accessibility: An essay by Star Ford: ianology.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/deep-accessibility
- How Not to Plan Disability Conferences, by Lydia X. Brown: www.autistichoya.com/2015/07/how-not-to-plan-disability-conferences.html
- Image Description and Identity: thoughtsnax.com/2014/12/06/image-description-and-identity
- Institute for Human Centered Design: www.adaptenv.org
- PEAT: Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology: www.peatworks.org
- Web Captioner: webcaptioner.com
- Stanford University’s Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic: med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/patient_care/neurodev.html
Advocacy: Autism and Disability
- Amythest Schaber: Neurowonderful: www.youtube.com/user/neurowonderful
- Asperger Experts: www.aspergerexperts.com
- The Autism Acceptance Project: www.taaproject.com
- AutismAsperger.net: Information on Autism and Asperger’s from Stephen Shore: AutismAsperger.net
- The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): www.autisticadvocacy.org
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement in the world of autism.
- Disability.gov: www.disability.gov
Connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities.
- Disability Visibility Project: disabilityvisibilityproject.com
- Neurodiversity.com archive: www.neurodiversity.com
- NOS Magazine: nosmag.org
Advocacy and Rights
- The Americans With Disabilities Act—an Autism-Specific Reading: www.carautismroadmap.org/the-americans-with-disabilities-act-of-1990-ada/
- The Autistic Self Advocacy Policy Center: autisticadvocacy.org/policy
- The Autism Wars: theautismwars.blogspot.com
- Autistica’s Autism Strategy policy recommendations (covers communication, epilepsy, mental health, physical health): www.autistica.org.uk/news/autism-strategy
- Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination: thecpsd.org
- The (U.S.) Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000: acl.gov/about-acl/authorizing-statutes/developmental-disabilities-assistance-and-bill-rights-act-2000
- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund: dredf.org
- The Harriet Tubman Collective: www.facebook.com/HTCollective
- The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act: lanterman.org/lanterman_act
- National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, from The Arc: www.thearc.org/NCCJD
- Open Society: Disability Rights: www.opensocietyfoundations.org/topics/disability-rights
- The Rights of People With Developmental Disabilities (plain language/graphics, in English and Spanish): www.dds.ca.gov/ConsumerCorner/docs/DD_Rights_Poster_Eng_Sp.pdf
- Self Advocacy As A Movement (History and Goals): publications.ici.umn.edu/impact/33-1/self-advocacy-as-a-movement
- Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE): www.sabeusa.org
- Sins Invalid: www.sinsinvalid.org
- The Social Security and Disability Resource Center: www.ssdrc.com
- TASH: www.tash.org
Equity, opportunities, and inclusion for people with disabilities since 1975.
Art and Music
- The Art of Autism: www.whe-art-of-autism.com
- Artists and Autism: www.facebook.com/ArtistsandAutism
- Henny Kupferstein: hennyk.com/autism-and-perfect-pitch
- VSA: The International Organization on Arts and Disability: www.vsarts.org
Assistive Technology: iPads, iDevices, Apps, Software
- Appcessible.org: www.appcessible.org/apps
- DART: Development Autism Research Technology at the University of Edinburgh: www.dart.ed.ac.uk
- The Family Center on Technology and Disability: www.fctd.info
- Geek SLP: www.geekslp.com
- iPads: Near-Miracles for Kids With Autism: www.thinkingautismguide.com/2010/11/ipads-near-miracles-for-kids-with.html
- Open Autism Software: www.cs.uiowa.edu/~hourcade/projects/asd
- Squidalicious.com iPads and Autism resouce page: www.squidalicious.com/p/ipads-and-autism.html
- Tech in Special Ed: techinspecialed.com
- AbilityPath: Disable Bullying:www.abilitypath.org/areas-of-development/learning–schools/bullying
- End the Bullying: Support and Advocacy for Bullied Children and Their Families: endthebullying.wordpress.com
- Anti-Filicide Toolkit from The Autistic Self Advocacy Network: autisticadvocacy.org/anti-filicide/
- Autism and Safety Toolkit from The Autistic Self Advocacy Network: autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Autism-and-Safety-Pt-3.pdf
- Coping With a Crisis When You Have Unreliable or Intermittent Speech: www.thinkingautismguide.com/2017/11/coping-with-crisis-when-you-have.html
- Emergency Preparedness Resources for Persons with Disabilities: www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/resources-persons-disabilities/index.html
- Mental Health Autism Safety Plan: mhautism.coventry.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MHAutism-Safety-Plan-.pdf
- Parenting Kids With Disabilities: How to Get Through Tough Times: www.thinkingautismguide.com/2019/05/parenting-kids-with-disabilities-how-to.html
- Safety Tips for Self-Advocates from The Autistic Self Advocacy Network: autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Autism-and-Safety-Pt-2.pdf
- Suicide.org: www.Suicide.org
- Why Police Crisis/Disability Training Is Not The Answer. Kerima Çevik, at Poor Magazine: https://poormagazine.org/node/5510
Communication, Speech, and AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
- AAC Community (Temple University): Emergency Preparation for AAC: aaccommunity.net/2018/09/emergency-preparation-for-aac
- Accessible Communication Bill of Rights: teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/2017/10/accessible-communication-bill-of-rights.html
- All About AAC: A Guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication Options! justkeepstimming.com/2019/12/27/all-about-aac
- Assistiveware’s Blog: www.assistiveware.com/blogs
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Speaking Autistic Adults: Overview and Recommendations: www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/aut.2018.0007
- Everybody Communicates: Toolkit for Accessing Communication Assessments, Funding, and Accommodations: odpc.ucsf.edu/communications-paper
- Everyone Communicates: everyonecommunicates.org
- PrAACtical AAC: praacticalaac.org
- Speech-Language Pathology Sharing: slpsharing.com
- Teaching Learners With Multiple Special Needs: teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com
- Uncommon Sense: niederfamily.blogspot.co.il
- United For Communication Choice: unitedforcommunicationchoice.org
- VoiceOptions.org (California): voiceoptions.org
- Archive.autistics.org: The real voice of autism
- Aspies Central: www.aspiescentral.com
Community for Asperger’s, Autism, and Associates
- Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network: awnnetwork.org
Provides effective supports to autistic females of all ages through a sense of community, advocacy and resources.
- The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network’s Welcome to the Autism Community: autisticadvocacy.org/2014/02/welcome-to-the-autistic-community
- Ollibean: ollibean.com
A dynamic community of parents, families, and advocates working together for a more socially just, accessible and inclusive world.
- Respectfully Connected: respectfullyconnected.com A group blogging project celebrating neurodiversity in families.
- Drunk History: How Judy Heumann and the Section 504 Sit-In Led to the ADA: www.cc.com/video-clips/2p86bg/drunk-history-judy-heumann-fights-for-people-with-disabilities
- 99 Percent Invisible: Ed Roberts, the Rolling Quads, and the Curb Cut Effect: 99percentinvisible.org/episode/curb-cuts
- Autistic children and intense interests: the key to their educational inclusion? From Dr. Rebecca Wood: woodbug.blog/2019/03/27/autistic-children-and-intense-interests-the-key-to-their-educational-inclusion
- Autism Tips for Teachers—From An Autistic Teacher: www.tes.com/news/autism-tips-teachers-autistic-teacher
- Be A Teaching Unicorn: teachingunicorn.com
- Special Education Advisor www.SpecialEducationAdvisor.com
An IEP and special education social network
- The Learning Kaleidoscope: thelearningkaleidoscope.wordpress.com
- Small But Kinda Mighty: Play based learning: what is it and why is it important? smallbutkindamighty.com/blogs/news/play-based-learning-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-important
- Why Autistic Students Need Autistic Role Models (at TPGA): www.thinkingautismguide.com/2012/08/why-autistic-students-need-autistic.html
- Wrightslaw: www.wrightslaw.com
Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
- Yellow Pages for Kids With Disabilities: www.yellowpagesforkids.com
A Wrightslaw site where you can search for disability-related resources by state.
- (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Sheltered Workshops, by Ari Ne’eman: arineeman.com/2015/09/20/sheltered-workshops-part-1/
- APSE: www.apse.org
APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1988 as the Association for Persons in Supported Employment, now known as APSE.
- Real People, Real Jobs: www.realworkstories.org
This site highlights the employment successes of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) who are working in paid jobs in their communities.
- Real Work For Real Pay: A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Employment Policy from ASAN: autisticadvocacy.org/policy/toolkits/employment
Toolkit in easy-read and plain text versions.
- Specialisterne: specialistpeople.com/specialisterne
- #WorkWithUs: Videos Supporting Competitive Integrated Employment: integratedemploymentnow.org/videos/
- Autistica: Autism and Epilepsy: Signs and Symptoms
- TPGA: When Autistic People Have Seizures
- Vaxopedia: Vaccines and Seizures: vaxopedia.org/2016/11/20/vaccines-and-seizures
Inclusion and Social Skills
- 19 Stories:www.19stories.org
- F**k Social Skills: f**ksocialskills.tumblr.com
- Disability Etiquette guide by Andrew Pulrang at Forbes: www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2020/01/17/its-time-for-a-reimagining-of-disability-etiquette/#1127aa19d6d8
- Paula Kluth: www.paulakluth.com
Toward more inclusive classrooms and communities.
- Real Social Skills: realsocialskills.org
- Think Inclusive: www.thinkinclusive.us
- Think Inclusive: 100 links to the best inclusion related articles, videos and media on the web: www.thinkinclusive.us/the-best-inclusive-education-links-100-links-to-the-best-inclusion-related-articles-videos-and-media-on-the-web/
- Whatever It Takes: A SWIFT film on inclusive education: https://vimeo.com/176750789
- Learn From Autistics: learnfromautistics.com
- Parent mental health: The mediating role of acceptance and empowerment: journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1362361311422708
- Parenting Stress in Parents of Children With ASD: opencommons.uconn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1761&context=gs_theses
- A Parent’s Guide to Autistic Pride: jeanettepurkis.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/a-parents-guide-to-autistic-pride
- Respectfully Connected: respectfullyconnected.com
- Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center: supac.org
Science and Research
- AASPIRE (Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education): aaspire.org
- Autistica: www.autistica.org.uk
- Cracking the Enigma: crackingtheenigma.blogspot.com.au
- CRAE: Centre for Research in Autism and Education: www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-centres/centres/centre-for-research-in-autism-and-education
- Disabilty Studies Quarterly: www.dsq-sds.org
- Gernsbacher Lab: www.gernsbacherlab.org/research/autism-research
- LeftBrainRightBrain: leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk
- Research Autism: researchautism.net
- A Starter Pack for Participatory Autism Research, from Shaping Autism Research in the UK: www.shapingautismresearch.co.uk/post/163944360130/its-here-a-starter-pack-for-participatory-autism
- Sonia Boué: soniaboue.wordpress.com
- Oswin Latimer, ASParenting: www.asparenting.com
- Hannah King: mystinkybackpack.blogspot.ca
- Ann Memmott: annsautism.blogspot.com
- Morénike Onaiwu: whoneedsnormalcy.blogspot.com
- Paula C. Durbin-Westby: paulacdurbinwestbyautisticblog.blogspot.com
- Autisically Alex: autisticallyalex.com
- Autistictic: autistictic.com
- Autist Writer: autistwriter.wordpress.com
- Mel Baggs, rest in power: withasmoothroundstone.tumblr.com
- Julia Bascom: juststimming.wordpress.com
- Corina Becker: nostereotypeshere.blogspot.com
- The Black Autist (Pharaoh Inkabuss): blackautist.tumblr.com
- Emily Brooks: www.emilybrooks.com
- Lydia Brown: autistichoya.com
- Chavisory: chavisory.wordpress.com
- Sam Crane: Everyday Autistic: everydayautistic.wordpress.com
- Matt at Dude, I’m an Aspie: dudeimanaspie.blogspot.com
- Karla Fisher: Karla’s ASD Page (on Facebook)
- Finn Gardiner: expectedly.org/blog
- Timotheus “Pharoah” Gordon/The Black Autist: blackautist.tumblr.com
- Elizabeth J (Ibby) Grace (last entry 2015): tinygracenotes.blogspot.com
- Sonny Hallett: medium.com/@sonyahallett
- Erin Human: erinhuman.com
- In The Loop About Neurodiversity: intheloopaboutneurodiversity.wordpress.com
- Just Keep Stimming: justkeepstimming.com
- M. Kelter: theinvisiblestrings.com
- Cynthia Kim (last entry 2015): musingsofanaspie.com
- Sarah Kurchak: medium.com/@sarahkurchak
- Kirsten Lindsmith: kirstenlindsmith.wordpress.com
- Savannah Logdson-Breakstone: crackedmirrorinshalott.wordpress.com
- Kit Mead: kpagination.wordpress.com
- Cal Montgomery: montgomerycal.wordpress.com
- Fergus Murray: https://medium.com/@Oolong
- Lindsey Nebeker at Naked Brain Ink: www.nakedbrainink.com
- Ari Ne’eman: arineeman.com
- Mitchell Robins: mitchellslifewithautism.com
- Rory Patton: springingtiger.wordpress.com
- Rhi at Autism and Expectations: autistrhi.com
- Riah’s Weird Journey: riahsweirdjourney.com
- Maxfield Sparrow: unstrangemind.wordpress.com
- Square 8: aspergersquare8.blogspot.com
- The Synesthete Cartoonist: synesthetecartoonist.wordpress.com
- Larkin Taylor-Parker: autisticfuture.com
- Amanda Forest Vivian: adeepercountry.blogspot.com
- Zoe (last entry 2012): illusionofcompetence.blogspot.com
- Neurodiversity News: neurodiversitynews.net
- Steve Silberman: stevesilberman.com
Non-Autistic Parents of Autistic People
- Diary of a Mom: www.facebook.com/adiaryofamom
- Kerima Cevik: theautismwars.blogspot.com
- Shannon Des Roches Rosa: www.squidalicious.com
Helpful and interesting articles or suggested readings:
Sourced from https://www.neurodiversitycentre.co.za/ on 8.12.2020.
- Autism Awareness Centre Inc (2017).
- Gillberg, C., Fernell, E., & Minnis, H. (2013). Early symptomatic syndromes eliciting neurodevelopmentalclinical examination.
- Hadjikhani, N. (2014). Scientifically deconstructing some of the myths surrounding autism.
- Jane Jarvis and Debbie de Jong (2009). The manual that never came with your child.
- Livingston, L.A., Shah, P., Milner, V., & Happe’, F. (2020). Quantifying compensation strategies in adults with and without diagnosed autism.
- National Autistic Society (2020). SPELL.
- Syson, Z. & Langton, E.G. PosiƟve PDA: Simple strategies for supporƟng children with pathological demand avoidance at School.
- Vermeulen, P. (2012). AuƟsm as context blindness. AAPC Publishing
- Attention Regulation: The Difference Between ADHD and Autism (Explaining the Neurodiversity Rainbow).
- A short introduction to Extreme / Pathological Demand Avoidance.
- A discussion on EDA/PDA.
- Bridges in Social Understanding Course.