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Recommendations welcomed: please email us to suggest additional resources.
Please also see Kit Mead's fantastic Autism Resources page.
- 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.
- Not An Autism Mom has a list of 100-ish Books on Autism and Neurodiversity
- 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
- 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
- A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers by Adam Feinstein
- Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement Edited by Steven Kapp
- Loud Hands: Autistic People Speaking Edited by Julia Bascom
- 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
- Books for Littles: Validating Stories for Autistic Kids
- 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:
ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis)
- Why No Autistic Child Should Be in ABA Therapy: www.thinkingautismguide.com/2020/10/why-no-autistic-child-should-be-in-aba.html
En Español: www.facebook.com/micerebroatipico/posts/1088877238225747
- 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
Advocacy: Autism and Disability
- Stanford University's Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic: med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/patient_care/neurodev.html
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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
- Alistas Bajo Cuerda: alistasbajocuerda.wordpress.com
- Aprender a Quererme: Bitácora de mi camino a la consciencia: aprenderaquererme.com
- Asper Revolution: La revolución del espectro autista: asperrevolution.wordpress.com
- Autismo, Liberacion y Orgullo: autismoliberacionyorgullo.com
- Comunidades Inclusivas: www.comunidadesinclusivas.org
- Organization for Autism Research: Spanish Resources: www.researchautism.org/resources/reading/SpanishGuides.asp
- Traduciendo Autistas: Traducciones y artículos de autismo escritos por autistas: traduciendoautistas.wordpress.com
- Why No Autistic Child Should Be in ABA Therapy, En Español: www.facebook.com/micerebroatipico/posts/1088877238225747
- Nova Scotia's Autism Aviators: autismnovascotia.ca/autism-aviators
- San Francisco International Airport and ARC of San Francisco's Ready Set Fly program: www.flysfo.com/community/readysetfly
- Tips for Transgender and Nonbinary Travelers: www.afar.com/magazine/know-before-you-go-tips-for-transgender-and-nonbinary-travelers
- U.S. Department of Transportation Guide for Air Travelers With Developmental Disabilities: cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Developmental_Disabilities_Guide_0.pdf
- Yes, Carriers Must Offer Preboarding to Passengers With Disabilities: www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/382.93
- AASPIRE's Primary Care Resources for Adults on the Autism Spectrum and their Primary Care Providers: autismandhealth.org
- A Letter For My Doctors: Making My Own Health Care Decisions for People With Disabilities, from The Arc: thearc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Making-My-Own-Health-Care-Decisions--A-Letter-for-to-My-Doctors.pdf
- Autism Pseudoscience: A Guide for Physicians, from A4A Ontario: a4aontario.com/2018/11/08/autism-pseudoscience-a-physicians-guide
- Ehlers-Danlos Society: Medical fact sheets, brochures, and handouts: www.ehlers-danlos.com/brochures
- The MTHFR gene and health: www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/05/vaccines-dna-23andme/589915/
- National Autistic Society Hospital Support Health Care "Passports": www.autism.org.uk/about/health/hospital-passport
- Patients with Disabilities: Avoiding Unconscious Bias When Discussing Goals of Care: escholarship.org/uc/item/692882h1
- Self Advocacy in Healthcare: A toolkit for LGBTIQA+ autistic people, their family, carers, friends, support workers, and advocates: inclusionmelbourne.org.au/projects/spectrum
- Supported Health Care Decision-Making: odpc.ucsf.edu/supported-health-care-decision-making
- Vaxopedia: An A to Z Guide to Vaccines: vaxopedia.org
- ACLU FAQ on the HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) Settings Rule: www.aclu.org/other/aclu-faq-home-and-community-based-services-settings-rule
- “The Best Outcome We’ve Had”: Key Themes From A Self-Advocate Summit On Community Living, from ASAN: autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/community-living-thematic-analysis.pdf
- The HCBS Settings Rule and You Toolkit from ASAN: autisticadvocacy.org/policy/toolkits/hcbsrule
- Institutions: The Old, The New, and What We Should Do: autisticadvocacy.org/policy/toolkits/institutions
- Olmstead: Community Integration for Everyone: www.ada.gov/olmstead/olmstead_about.htm
- Successful Community Living for People With Developmental Disabilities: www.thinkingautismguide.com/2016/02/successful-community-living-for-people.html
- TASH: What Matters to Family Members When a Relative Transitions to Community Living: tash.org/news/matters-family-members-relative-transitions-community-living
- There's No Place Like Home: A National Study on Disability Housing: youtu.be/9IOgqv3uEQc
- You CAN Choose Where You Want to Live, If You Have Autism: www.squidalicious.com/2016/09/you-can-choose-where-you-want-to-live.html
- 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
- Intersected: intersecteddisability.blogspot.com
- Autism in Adulthood: home.liebertpub.com/publications/autism-in-adulthood/646
- Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture: scholarworks.gvsu.edu/ought
- 101 Ideas for AAC and Literacy from TalkSense: talksense.weebly.com/literacy-and-aac.html
- AAC and Literacy from Penn State: aacliteracy.psu.edu
- Autism and Literacy: Making the Unique an Everyday Occurrence, by Dr. Marion Blank: www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-marion-blank/autism-and-literacy-making-the-unique-an-everyday-occurence_b_5778920.html
- CandLE: Literacy Resources for All: www.candleaac.org/candle-s-literacy-programme
- Center for Literacy and Disability Studies: www.med.unc.edu/ahs/clds
- Children with Disabilities: Reading and Writing the Four-Blocks® Way, Grades 1 - 3, by David Koppenhaver, Karen Erickson: www.amazon.com/gp/product/1600221254
- The Impact of 250 Words on Literacy, at Ollibean: ollibean.com/the-impact-of-250-words-on-literacy
- Websites for Teaching Reading: Teaching Learners With Multiple Special Needs: teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/2009/07/web-sites-for-teaching-reading.html
- Why Do I Believe In Literacy For All? Jane Farrall: www.janefarrall.com/why-do-i-believe-in-literacy-for-all
- Twainbow: www.twainbow.org
Media, Language, Terminology, Representation
- Avoiding Ableist Language: Suggestions for Autism Researchers: www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/aut.2020.0014
- Media models of disability: disabilitymediamatters.me/2013/04/15/media-models-of-disability
- On "Person-First Language": It's Time to Actually Put the Person First: radicalcopyeditor.com/2017/07/03/person-centered-language
- Why "Special Needs" Is Not Helpful (use "disability" instead): email@example.com/why-special-needs-is-1959e2a6b0e
- Bazelon Center: Rights for College Students With Mental Illness and/or Disability: www.bazelon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-07-18-campus-mental-health-fact-sheet-FINAL-1.pdf
- Sage Insight: Mental health experiences of young autistic adults: connection.sagepub.com/blog/health/2018/02/20/on-sage-insight-mental-health-experiences-of-young-autistic-adults
- Autistic People Move Differently, Too: Sarah Kurchak interviews Occupational Therapist MacKenzie DeLoren: www.thinkingautismguide.com/2018/07/autistic-people-move-differently-too.html
- Rethinking Autism: Implications of Sensory and Movement Differences (Donnelan, Hill, Leary): dsq-sds.org/article/view/1060/1225
Old Age and Autism
- Older Adults with ASD: The Consequences of Aging: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946718301247
- 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
- ABLE National Resource Center (U.S. disability-specific savings accounts): www.ablenrc.org
- Charting the LifeCourse: www.lifecoursetools.com
- When You're Gone: Practical Planning for Your Child's Future: www.thinkingautismguide.com/2010/08/when-youre-gone-practical-planning-for.html
- Friendship Circle: www.friendshipcircle.com Each independent Friendship Circle is operated by its local Chabad Lubavitch Center, and entirely supported by each local community to benefit local children with special needs.
- Matan: www.matankids.org Jewish communities that are inclusive by design
- Snappin' Ministries: www.snappin.org
We plug parents into a wide variety of financial, spiritual respite and social resources.
- Dennis Debbaudt's Autism Risk Management: www.autismriskmanagement.com
- MedicAlert: www.medicalert.org
- Oneida Medical Jewelry: www.oneida-medical-jewelry.com
- SafetyTat: www.safetytat.com
- Why Police Crisis/Disability Training Is Not The Answer: poormagazine.org/node/5510
- 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
- The Birds and the Bees: Support for teaching human sexuality to students with special needs: asdsexed.org
- Discouraging Compliance and Encouraging Autonomy For Kids With Intellectual Disabilities: starinhereye.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/we-need-to-talk-about-these-metoos
- Diverse City Press DVDs: diverse-city.com/online-store-2/dvds
- National Council on Independent Living's Sex Ed for Individuals with I/DD: www.advocacymonitor.com/ncil-introduces-sex-ed-for-individuals-with-i-dd
- Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education: www.uua.org/re/owl
- UCSF's Office of Developmental Primary Care: Our Sexuality, Our Health: A Disabled Advocate's Guide to Relationships, Romance, Sexuality and Sexual Health: odpc.ucsf.edu/advocacy/sexuality-sexual-health/our-sexuality-our-health-a-disabled-advocates-guide-to
- Adapted James: www.etsy.com/shop/adaptedjames
- Affordable Weighted Blankets: affordableweightedblankets.com
- Beyond Play: www.beyondplay.com
Early intervention products for young children with special needs.
- Kid Companions Chewelry: kidcompanions.com
- Office Playground www.officeplayground.com
Source for stim toys
- PECS for All: www.pecsforall.com
Free visual supports you can make for your child.
- Stimtastic: www.stimtastic.co
Affordable stim toys, chewable jewelry, and fidgets.
- Transit Supply: transit.supply
Train and transit-oriented stickers, pins, magnets, apparel, and totes.
- National Resource Center for Supported Decision Making: supporteddecisionmaking.org
- Conversations with Ivanova: Supported Decision Making (animated explainer): www.facebook.com/watch/?v=250343599592361
- Canine Companions for Independence: www.cci.org
- Autism Service Dogs of America: autismservicedogsofamerica.com
- North Star Dogs: www.northstardogs.com
- National Service Dogs: www.nsd.on.ca
- 4 Paws for Ability: www.4pawsforability.org
- The Kids' Guide to Gender Identity: kidsguidetogender.com
- The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity: www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/11/the-link-between-autism-and-trans-identity/507509
- Model School District Policy on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students, from GLSEN: transequality.org/sites/default/files/images/resources/trans_school_district_model_policy_FINAL.pdf
- NQ Community (Closed Facebook group for autistic transgender people): www.facebook.com/groups/NQcommunity
- Planet Transgender: planettransgender.com
- Queerability: queerability.tumblr.com
- Trans101: Gender Diversity Crash Course: Neurodiversity (video)
- Transgender Style Guide: Avoiding Invalidating Language Traps: radicalcopyeditor.com/2018/07/13/update-to-transgender-style-guide-avoiding-invalidating-language-traps
- Trans Lifeline: www.translifeline.org
- Transtistic: www.transtistic.com
- Travel: Tips for Transgender and Nonbinary Travelers: www.afar.com/magazine/know-before-you-go-tips-for-transgender-and-nonbinary-travelers
- The Trevor Project's Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth: www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/trevor-support-center/a-guide-to-being-an-ally-to-transgender-and-nonbinary-youth
- UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: transhealth.ucsf.edu
Transitioning to Adulthood
- The transition to adulthood for youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A review of research, policy and next steps: autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/HealthCareTransition_ASAN_PolicyBrief_r2.pdf
Autistic AAC Users/Non-Speaking Autistics
- Autisticmotherland: autisticmotherland.com
- Sonia Boué: soniaboue.wordpress.com
- Oswin Latimer, ASParenting: www.asparenting.com
- Hannah King: mystinkybackpack.
- Ann Memmott: annsautism.blogspot.com
- Morénike Onaiwu: whoneedsnormalcy.blogspot.com
- Paula C. Durbin-Westby: paulacdurbinwestbyautisticblog.blogspot.com
- SKP SLP, speech language pathologist: deepcontemplationblog.wordpress.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
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
- Por Um Mundo Melhor! france-porummundomelhor.blogspot.com
- Autism Society of Edmonton Area www.autismedmonton.org
ASEA helps families and communities embrace and support people on the autism spectrum throughout their lives.
- British Columbia
- ASAN Vancouver asanvancouver.tumblr.com
- Student Services: Supporting Inclusive Schools www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/specedu/aut/index.html
- A4A Autistics For Autistics a4aontario.com
Ontario's first autistic self-advocacy organization.
- Kerry's Place Autism Services www.kerrysplace.org/Public/Home.aspx
Kerry’s Place Autism Services (KPAS) has been committed to enhancing the quality of life of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over 35 years through innovative personalized supports, expertise, collaboration and advocacy.
- Fundación P.I.P. www.fundacionpip.org
Reconocer la semejanza nos permite convivir y lograr la armonía - Recognizing our similarities lets us live together in harmony.
- The Veruschka Foundation: theveruschkafoundation.org/our-story
- Autism New Zealand www.autismnz.org.nz
Provides support, training, advocacy, resources, and information on Autism Spectrum disorders including Aspergers Syndrome.
- Dimensions: www.dimensions-uk.org
Dimensions supports people with learning disabilities and autism to live the life they want. We now support 2,500 people and their families across England and South Wales.
- Autism Society of Alabama www.autism-alabama.org
To improve services for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families through education and advocacy.
- Grupo de Apoyo Para Latinos con Autismo (GALA) www.arizonagala.org
GALA's mission is to serve and support minority individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. GALA's main focus is on the Hispanic/Latino autism community in Arizona, with an emphasis on providing educational information, quality services and valuable resources in Spanish.
- Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) www.laurensinstitute.org
A special place for developmentally disabled children. We offer a variety of therapies that nurture each individual child's overall growth to improve their quality of life and the lives of their family members.
- California (Northern)
- AbleCloset: www.ablecloset.com
Providing children with special needs a resource for borrowing needed equipment.
- The ARC of San Francisco: www.thearcsf.org
The Resource for People With Developmental Disabilities.
- Bay Area Mocha Autism Network: www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-Area-Mocha-Autism-Network-BAMAN/150686314962830
A project motivated by love and fueled by OUR beautiful children on the autism spectrum.
- Parents Helping Parents (PHP): www.php.com a parent-directed non-profit resource center offering educational programs, health related services, and support networks for children and adults with special needs.
- Peninsula Parents of Special Needs Kids: www.ppsnk.org A discussion group for parents of special needs kids in Northern California.
- SEPTAR: www.SEPTAR.org
We bring families and educators together to meet the special education needs of children in Redwood City.
- Support for Families of Children With Disabilities: www.supportforfamilies.org Information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need in San Francisco.
- California (Southern)
- San Diego County Chapter of the Autism Society of America www.sd-autism.org
- Dentistry: Greg Evans DDS and Big Grins: www.biggrinswithdrgreg.com
- ASAN Atlanta: www.facebook.com/asanatlanta
- The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP): www.theautismprogram.org
The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) is the largest statewide network of services in the nation for individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.
- AutMont: www.autmont.com
Autism information, events, and community. Serving Montgomery County, Maryland.
- CSAAC: www.csaac.org
CSAAC’s mission is “to enable individuals with autism to reach their highest potential and contribute as confident individuals to their community.”
- Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts: www.afamaction.org/index.html
- HMEA: www.hmea.org Reach Out for Independence
- Community Advocates: communityadvocates.org
Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the Kalamazoo area since 1953.
- Montana Autism Education Project: www.opi.mt.gov/users/dougdoty
The Project offers free autism training and consultation services to public schools in Montana; the Montana Education Project Blog provides news on autism research, resources and training opportunities in Montana.
- New York
- AHRC New York City: www.ahrcnyc.org
AHRC New York City, a family governed organization, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
- New York Center for Autism: www.NYC4A.org
The mission of NYCA is to support the development of comprehensive, evidence-based educational services, health and community-based resources that support individuals with ASD and to coordinate and facilitate ongoing research into ASD.
- North Carolina
- Autism Society of North Carolina - Mecklenburg County Chapter: www.asncmeck.org
The Autism Society of North Carolina strives to create a community where people within the autism spectrum and their families receive respect, services, and support based on individual differences.
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network PDX: www.meetup.com/ASAN-PDX
ASAN-PDX is working to promote civil rights, services, supports, education, public understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity.
- Disability Compass: www.disabilitycompass.org
A one-stop site providing information about and direction to services, products, and special health care resources for people with disabilities in Oregon, their families and those who support them.
- Disability Rights Oregon: www.disabilityrightsoregon.org/ DRO has a unique role: to uphold the legal rights of people with disabilities.
- Portland Asperger's Network: www.aspergersnet.org
We assist families of children with Asperger's Syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.
- r.i.s.e. Center: www.orpti.org
The r.i.s.e. Center encourages, educates & empowers families to collaboratively achieve unlimited success for their children and youth with disabilities.
- Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities: www.ocdd.org
Creating change to improve the lives of Oregonians with developmental disabilities.
- Portland Autism Moms: www.facebook.com/groups/WAMmoms
- Valley Forge Educational Services: www.vfes.net
VFES is a recognized and respected provider of educational, professional, and personal solutions for families, practitioners, and organizations that need services or guidance in addressing the needs of children with learning challenges.
- Seattle Children's Autism Center: www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/autism-center