Want to learn more about the autistic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ spaces from other perspectives? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Here you can find many different ways of learning more about autism and neurodiversity. Many incredible sites, blogs, and publications are featured for a better understanding of the neurodivergent experience. Most importantly of all, nearly all of these are written and created by actually autistic folks. This list is by no means definitive, and will always be getting updates.
Websites created and run by neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC advocates:
These websites are incredible resources of information on what it means to be autistic, queer, or a person of color. Understanding the myriad of ways people experience the world is key to understanding intersectionality. This list will be continued to be updated over time.
Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)
Asiatu “Coach” Lawoyin Empowerment Services
Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism
Non-Profits worth checking out:
Listed here are many intersectional non-profit organizations that I believe are worth your time looking into. Many of these are organizations that I have worked with directly before in the past, and all of them are ones that have my support:
Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint
Center for Intersectional Justice
Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom
Echoing Ida Archive – Forward Together
Facebook Pages and Blogs:
Looking for facebook blogs to follow that are ran by queer, neurodivergent, disabled, and/or autistic advocates? Well, look no further! Listed below are some that are doing really important work, all from different perspectives and different walks of life:
Supporting and Celebrating Neurodiversity
Taylor Linloff – Aspirational Autistic
Resources and Articles on Neurodiversity:
Do you want more information on understanding autism and neurodiversity? Featured here are many different articles and publications on just that, all covering many different topics and subjects. This is not a definitive list and will continue to be updated over time.
Why Applied Behavioral Analysis Is Problematic:
Why ABA Therapy is Harmful to Autistic People
The Great Big ABA Opposition Resource List
5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic
If Not ABA Therapy, Then What?
what is Applied Behavior Analysis, and why is it so terrible?
Long-term ABA Therapy Is Abusive: A Response to Gorycki, Ruppel, and Zane
Invisible Abuse: ABA and the things only autistic people can see
Understanding Autism 101:
The Fallacy of Functioning Labels
“Autism is a Spectrum” Doesn’t Mean What You Think
“Severe Autism” Is a Label that Tells You Nothing about an Autistic Person
Information & Resources for Newly Diagnosed or Recognized Autistic Women & Nonbinary Individuals
Autism, diagnosis, identity, and culture
Why You Should Not Support Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks Does Not Speak for Autistic People
Autism Advocacy Terms- Speak Like an Advocate
Autism resources for parents, educators, and family members:
How to Spot a Good– or Bad– Therapist for Your Autistic Child
Directory of Specialists Diagnosing Autism in Adults
The Right to Privacy for Nonspeaking Autistics
Everybody Communicates: Toolkit for Accessing Communication Assessments, Funding, and Accommodations
All About AAC: A Guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication Options!
Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Speaking Autistic Adults: Overview and Recommendations
Understanding Autism, Aggression and Self-Injury: Medical Approaches and Best Support Practices
Information & Resources for Parents & Caregivers of Newly Diagnosed Autistic Girls
Talking about Autism: The Top 5 Language Mistakes You’re Making