Please note: each category starts with web content. Book references are at the end of each section.

Basic information about autism

For newly diagnosed: Welcome to the Autistic Community, by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

For autistic youth: Welcome to the Autistic Community (youth version)

Info about autism, for families: Autistic Families International

Family Advocacy Guide

All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism, by Lydia X.Z. Brown

History of the autism diagnosis: TED Talk by Steve Silberman

Thomas’s Story, a memoir of growing up autistic in the 1970s and 80s)

Autism Information: AutisticUK

Neurodivergence, self-advocacy and the neurodiversity movement

Autism Acceptance, by ASAN

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Movement, by ASAN

The Neurodiversity Movement, by Neurocosmopolitan

Whose Expertise Is It: Evidence for Autistic Adults as Critical Autism Experts, by Kristin Gillespie Lynch, et . al Frontiers in Psychology 28 March 2017  

Autism Womens Network

Identity first language (autistic) versus person-first language (“person with autism”), from The Autistinquisitor blog 

On functioning labels as inherently oppressive, by Lysikan

On how we frame autism and how it impacts children. Is my Baby or Toddler Autistic? by Laren Smith Donohoe

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

Loud Hands: Autistic People Speaking by Julia Bascom, ed.

Typed Words, Loud Voices by Amy Sequenzia, Elizabeth J. Grace, eds.

Navigating College: A Handbook on Self Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults  edited by E Ashkenazy & M Latimer

Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences by Thomas Armstrong

The Real Experts, edited by Michelle Sutton

No You Don’t Essays from an Unstrange Mind, Sparrow Rose Jones

Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum, by Lynne Soraya

Forest for the Trees – Jane Meyerdino

Resource lists, guides, apps, campaigns and organizations for autistics

Autism Resources (Noah Adams)

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

Apps for Autism

Navigating College: A Handbook on Self Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults  edited by E Ashkenazy & M Latimer

Autistic and Queer: Coming Out on the Spectrum

Relationships and Sexuality: A handbook by and for Autistic People

Empowering Leadership: A Systems Change Guide for Autistic College Students and Those With Other Disabilities

Toronto Disability Pride March

Boycott Autism Speaks campaign

Autism Women’s Network

Autism Network International (Autreat Conference)

Autistic Self Advocacy Network


LGBT Resources

AutistiQueers (Toronto)

Autistic and Queer: Coming Out on the Spectrum


Support groups and discussion for allies

Autistic Allies, on Facebook

Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance

Counteracting “cure” culture

The Danger of Snake Oil Treatments for Autism, by Alsa Opar for the Atlantic

Hidden in Plain Sight: Orthorexia in the Autism Parenting Community, by Hannah King

ABA, Behaviourism and Better Alternatives

Autism ABA Resources by Amethyst Schaber

ABA Controversy’s Resource List

Better Ways Than ABA Facebook group

The Misbehaviour of Behaviourists, by Michelle Dawson

I Abused Children for a Living, written by a former OT

Social Skills for Autonomous People, by Real Social Skills

No Contest, by Alfie Kohn

Punished By Rewards, by Alfie Kohn

War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence, by Anne McGuire

Blogs and youtube channels by autistics

Neurowonderful: Amethyst Schaber

The autiquisitor

Parenting-specific blogs