NOTICE TO MY READERS
This page has been updated from the original list I included four years ago when I first published this blog as well as some subsequent updates. I have left some of the original resources in, but have added some more neurodiverse-friendly resources as well. Enjoy. 🙂
- Michael Scott Monje, Jr. — Michael is an autistic author who writes about neurodiversity and social justice. He is also a fiction writing using autistic individuals as his protagonists, including the novel Nothing Is Right, and is currently writing a new web serial, Imaginary Friends.
- Neurocosmopolitanism — Nick Walker’s blog on neurodiversity, autism, and cognitive liberty.
- Autism Wars — the blog of Kerima Cervik, parent activist for autism and social justice.
- Rudy Simone — Rudy Simone is an author, speaker, and self-advocate in the field of Asperger Syndrome. 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. 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)
- NeuroQueer — neurodiverse-friendly and queer-friendly. Highly recommended.
- Barking Sycamores — a journal featuring neurodiverse literary voices.
- Intersected — Ability. Race. Color. Religion. National Origin. Gender. Sexual Orientation. Gender Identity. Where all these things meet.
- We Are Like Your Child — a blog publishing articles about the autistic adult experience in all its truth, and aims to help parents of autistic children understand that yes, autistic adults are like their children.
- Bipolar — A Neurodiversity Approach — this website presents bipolar in terms of neurodiversity as opposed to a disorder. A good read and resource.
- 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.
- AutismHWY: This is 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.
- 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”.
- 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
disorderclinic. While the clinic is currently not accepting new referrals, other services may be available.