Resources

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

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

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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

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.

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary

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Guides and Books for autistics & our families

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

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

The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods by Robyn Steward

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

What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew by Autistic Women’s Network

The Neurodiversity Reader: Exploring Concepts, Lived Experience and Implications for Practice by Damian Milton et. al

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LGBT+ Resources

AutistiQueers (Toronto)

Autistic and Queer: Coming Out on the Spectrum

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Support groups and discussion for allies

Autistic Allies, on Facebook

Autism Inclusivity, on Facebook

A4A Parent Group, on Facebook

Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance

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Stopping autism pseudoscience

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

On Twitter, for UK news and actions: @AIMautistic
On Twitter, for US news and actions: @fierceautie
On Twitter, for Canadian news and action: @againstcures

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Alternatives to ABA

The Foundations for Divergent Minds program

SCERTS: Inclusion program for schools

The Therapist Neurodiversity Collective: OTs, SLPs, PTs

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Blogs 

The autiquisitor

http://talesfromanautismfamily.blogspot.com/

http://theinvisiblestrings.com/

https://unstrangemind.wordpress.com/

http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.ca

http://www.wretchesandjabberers.org/

http://emmashopebook.com/

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Parenting-specific blogs

https://notanautismmom.com/

http://wearelikeyourchild.blogspot.ca/

https://respectfullyconnected.com

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Podcasts- Neurodiversity, Disability

Noncompliant-a podcast about neurodiversity

CripChat UK