AUTISM RESOURCES

 

 

AUTISM ORGANISATIONS AND WEBSITES 

(that take a pro-neurodiversity perspective)

 

  • ASAN (US-based, but with international chapters)
  • AutCom (US)
  • Autism Women’s network (US)
  • Autistic UK
  • AMASE (Edingburgh, UK)
  • AutAngel (Reading, UK)
  • Autistica (a research charity that is incorporating autistic participation)
  • CRAE at the IOE at UCL have a focus on promoting participatory autism research
  • International Aspergirls Society (run by Rudy Simone) (worldwide)
  • Spectrum Women magazine
  • Masking magazine
  • Spectrum (digital magazine from the NAS)
  • Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism
  • More coming soon!

 

Autistic-run journals and publishers: Autonomy, AutPress

 

In-person autistic communities:

 

  • Autscape (UK)
  • Autspace (US)
  • The National Autistic Society may run social groups local to you (UK)
  • Meetup has some autistic gatherings in many major cities worldwide
  • If you know of any more let me know and I will add them to the list!

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

YouTube

 

I have a Pinterest page with links to some great (in my view) videos about autism. Currently there are approaching 300(!), and I am forever adding more – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/sianiatkins/autism-videos 

 

My favourite autistic Youtubers and autism-related channels (as of December 2018), include:

 

  • Amythest Schaber
  • Neurodivergent Rebel
  • Aspergers from the Inside
  • Purple Ella
  • Invisible i
  • Agony Autie
  • Lilly Alive
  • B blushes
  • TheAnMish
  • Melanie Yergeau
  • Kieran Rose
  • Becca Lory
  • Nathan Selove
  • Phoebe
  • Super pepette (Fr)
  • Runaway Germ
  • Autistic Changeling

 

 

 

Autistic Twitter

 

Good hashtags to follow include: #ActuallyAutistic and #AskingAutistics.

 

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Plus tonnes more – I could never list them all here. And a load more I haven’t yet come across. The autistic community on Twitter seems rather big. I would definitely recommend it as the place to go if you want to connect with other autistic people online.

 

You can always see the people I follow to find more autistic people on Twitter – https://twitter.com/following

 

 

Autistic Facebook groups

 

Coming soon!

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

Check out this Pinterest page for a log of all the books I’ve read on autism. There are a few I wouldn’t recommend… especially some of the ones I read earlier in my post-diagnostic journey. But most of them are very good. 

 

My favourites include:

 

  • Authoring Autism, Melanie Yergeau – indescribably good   [academic/autie-ethnography]
  • A mismatch of salience, Damian Milton   [academic]
  • Theory of Mind and the triad of perspective on autism, Olga Bogdashina [academic, textbook, narrative]
  • Odd Girl Out, Laura James  [autiebio]
  • The Real Experts, Michelle Sutton (eds) [compilation of blog posts, advocacy]
  • A Field guide to Earthlings, Ian Ford
  • La Difference Invisible, Juie Dachez [French comicbook]
  • Shy, Nerdy and Socially Inappropriate, Cynthia Kim (runs the Musings of an Aspie blog) [autiebio, some academics]
  • Aspergirls, Rudy Simone [narrative].
  • Somebody Somewhere, Donna Williams [autiebio] – outdated now, and contains some troubling representation of autism – but still so worth reading, it is a deserved classic (along with the others in the series)

 

 

BLOGS

 

More coming soon!