Autism Resources

Overview

This resource collection in progress is mostly autism-specific. I collected some of the links as early as 2013-2014, when I first got into disability rights. My views may have changed, or the links may have broken. I do, however, attempt to update it from time to time.

Table of Contents

Updated June 2018 with new links, repaired links, revamped sections. I removed most of the Intersectionality section so I could interweave it throughout, not relegate to a separate category. I also removed some broken links and tried to shorten the total amount of links shared on a topic. In addition I also took some stuff out just to try and shorten it. If something you wrote was removed, it is not personal.

Updated July 2018 with two new links and two broken Tumblr redirect links repaired.

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Being Autistic and Autistic Traits

Overviews and General

Communication and Movement

Executive Functioning

Emotional and Sensory Processing; Stimming

Autistic Burnout and Adaptation

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Autistic, Neurodiversity Culture and History

Culture

History

Resources en español (Spanish), em português (Portuguese)

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New to the Autistic Community?

Feeling weird about discovering you’re autistic?

Welcome to the Autistic Community!

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Broad Disability History: Primer

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Some blogs, people, organizations, and publications I like (current, archived)

Blogs and People

Organizations and Publications

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For Allies

Please check out the “Being autistic and autistic traits” links, and the “autistic, neurodiversity culture and history” links

General (for parents, educators, professionals, friends etc)

Planning Autistic Friendly and Accessible Events

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Autistic Life Hacks

General school and education

Postsecondary Education/College

Executive dysfunction

Events, gatherings, and holidays

Coping with or avoiding sensory overloads, shutdowns, and meltdowns

Friendships, relationships, and dating

Transitioning to adulthood, health care, volunteer work, accessing support services, and employment

Dealing with ableism and autism awareness

Cooking

Other helpful resources

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Media representation and misrepresentation

Cases of positive representation

Documentaries (Disclaimer: I have only seen some of these, and most simply come recommended by others. Not autism-specific)

  • Loving Lampposts
  • Wretches and Jabberers
  • Who Cares About Kelsey?
  • Citizen Autistic
  • Unspoken
  • Vectors of Autism
  • Life, Animated
  • Best and Most Beautiful Things

Book Reviews (fiction) at Disability in Kidlit (includes critical reviews)

Books (nonfiction, mostly autism-specific)

  • Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking
  • What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew
  • All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism
  • QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology
  • Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness
  • Typed Words, Loud Voices
  • The ABCs of Autism Acceptance
  • Neurodivergent Narwhals
  • And Straight on till Morning: Essays on Autism Acceptance

And more.

Tips for representing autistic people, and Misrepresentation

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Learning about disability policy and advocacy

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Policy and advocacy areas

Overviews of ableism

Autonomy, Self-Determination, Supported Decision-Making

Murder, filicide, abuse, and neglect of autistic/disabled people

Education

Health care and mental health

Communication access

Law enforcement, incarceration, and the legal system

Employment

Autism Speaks

Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC)

  • Judge Rotenberg Center Living Archive by Lydia X. Z. Brown (Autistic Hoya): On an institution for disabled people in Canton, Massachusetts. Staff at the facility use electric skin shock on the “students” and the facility is plagued by abuse and neglect complaints.

Institutions and neo-institutions (excluding JRC), Community Integration, Housing

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), autism therapies, and cure culture

Diagnostic disparities, autism research, supports and services

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Projects and articles dedicated to intersectional advocacy

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Web accessibility

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