Online Resources

Learn About Autism from the Experts – Autistic People:

Lydia Brown: http://www.autistichoya.com/p/about.html
Amy Sequenzia: http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com/
Karla Fisher: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karlas-ASD-Page/ and http://asdculture.wikispaces.com/
Nick Walker: http://neurocosmopolitanism.com/
Karla MacLaren: http://karlamclaren.com/blog/
Autism Women’s Network: http://autismwomensnetwork.org/
Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance, Lei Wiley: https://autloveaccept.wordpress.com/
The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/
Bev Harp: http://aspergersquare8.blogspot.com/

National Resources

Autistic Self Advocacy Networknnn

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community, and does so by advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism. ASAN’s members and supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends. Be sure to see their published resources for college students!

Foundations for Divergent Minds

Foundations for Divergent Minds is a new way to think about how we support autistic and neurodivergent people. Building on principles of the Disability Rights Movement and the Neurodiversity Paradigm, this model creates systems of accommodations and supports to enhance the quality of life of autistic and neurodivergent people. The systems are based on five areas that create a foundation for greater autonomy and increased inclusion in the home, community and school.

Books

Loud Hands, Autistic People, Speaking, by Julia Bascom
Typed Words, Loud Voices, by Amy Sequenzia and Elizabeth J Grace
Authoring Autism, by Melanie Yergeau
Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, by Steve Silberman
Uniquely Human, by Barry M Prizant