I’ve included a short list of resources I’ve found along the way. I will be continuing to expand this list as I find more websites, broadcasts, and articles about Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism.
- Rudy Simone — Rudy Simone is an author, speaker, and self-advocate in the field of Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism. She has many excellent resources on her site, including information for females with AS.
- Dr. Tony Attwood — Dr. Attwood is one of the major experts in the field of Asperger Syndrome. He has written several books on the subject in general, including The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome. He has also addressed the unique characteristics and challenges of women and girls on the spectrum.
- Asperger’s Diary — this is the blog of Lynne Soraya, the nom de plume of a woman with Asperger Syndrome who blogs at Psychology Today.
- Aspie.com – the WWW home of Liane Holliday Willey, author of several books, including Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger’s
- Dr. Nick Dubin – author of several books on Asperger’s Syndrome, including Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety
- Dr. Temple Grandin — animal welfare and autism activist. Author of several books on autism spectrum disorders, including Developing Talents, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, and Thinking in Pictures.
Websites: Organizations (National/International)
- Autism Women’s Network – according to Executive Director Sharon da Vanport, AWN is “dedicated to building a community of autistic females, their families, friends, and supporters who have a place where they can share their experiences amongst a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment.” AWN hosts forums, publishes articles, and provides other resources as well as hosts a radio show on BlogTalkRadio.
- ANCA/Naturally Autistic: Their mission is to “support the natural development of autistic people by providing education and training to autistic individuals, their families, and the community at large.” In 2010, they will be holding the Inaugural Naturally Autistic Awards in Vancouver, BC on October 30, where they will be honoring artists and community activitists on the autism spectrum. They also have a Facebook Page.
- AutismHWY: This site, which is set to go live on October 29, will be an informational friendship network for children and adults on the spectrum as well as extended family. Please feel free to check out their Facebook Page until the launch.
- Global Autism Project — This organization is dedicated to “provide services to individuals with autism in under-served communities Worldwide”. Currently, their reach extends to Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and India, as well as the United States.
- Rethinking Autism – This website was started by the mother of an autistic boy to help combat what she calls the “pseudo-science”, the “quackery”, and the media sensationalism over autism, and to combat this with something closer to the truth. She aims to “change the autism conversation one video at at time”. Please check out their latest video as well as their Facebook Page.
- Asperger’s Parallel Planet — This is a site ran by Alyson Bradley, an Aspie in New Zealand. It is chock full of information including forums, articles, interviews, and video/audio links. Definitely worth a look.
- Wrong Planet – this is an online community for people on the autism spectrum, as well as their families. The site offers discussion forums, as well as real-time chat, articles, and other resources.
- Asperger Women Association — this organization based out of Texas is dedicated to the lifestyles and support of women and girls with Asperger Syndrome. They also have a periodic broadcast on BlogTalkRadio (see below under Broadcasts).
- Neurodiversity.com – this site is a wealth of information. There are links to books, articles, and many other resources dealing with Asperger Syndrome and the autism spectrum. Especially of interest on their site are profiles of famous people who exhibit signs of being on the autism spectrum.
Websites: Organizations (Central Ohio)
- OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence) — OCALI is an organization based in Columbus, Ohio dedicated to serving “families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries”. They provide referrals for professionals who diagnose autism spectrum disorders, educational materials, and other assistance to Ohioans on the autism spectrum.
- The Nisonger Center at Ohio State University — The center specializing in developmental disabilties and “provides assistance to people with disabilities, families, service providers and organizations to promote inclusion in education, health, employment and community settings.” The center does have an autism spectrum disorder clinic. While the clinic is currently not accepting new referrals, other services may be available.
- An Aspie in the City (Psychology Today, November 2006). This article talks about women and girls with Asperger Syndrome by profiling and interviewing a young Aspie woman from Manhattan, Kiriana Cowansage. A VERY excellent read and one of my first introductions to women and girls on the spectrum.
- Dr. Temple Grandin – Focus on Asperger Syndrome and Autism (YouTube)
- AWA Radio on BlogTalk Radio (Asperger Women Association)