More autistics than ever are sharing online.

We are researchers, doctors, lawyers, writers, purveyors of every kind of awesomeness.

Go to your preferred media (books, audio, social media platforms, etc.) and search for #ActuallyAutistic to find autistic-created content – we are everywhere!

Like, subscribe, watch, listen, learn, and absorb!

Some Tips:

  • Get a feel for what it means to be autistic across ages, genders, ethnicities, work status, abilities. Even with so many differences, we have a shared culture and sense of being.
  • Look for autistics who communicate in different ways: Through writing, signing, media, art.
  • Every autistic is an individual. We don’t always share the same ideas or sensitivities, we don’t always get along, we don’t always agree. (Human beings, am I right?)
  • Be humble, respect the space, listen. (Even more carefully if you’re not autistic yourself.)

From the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective


Resources for Universities from the Neurodiversity Hub

“Intersectionality is a metaphor for understanding the ways that multiple forms of inequality or disadvantage sometimes compound themselves and create obstacles that often are not
understood within conventional ways of thinking.”

Kimberlé Crenshaw: What is Intersectionality?

Double Empathy
Milton, D. E. (2012). On the ontological status of autism: The ‘double empathy problem.’

Crompton C.J., Sharp M., Axbey H., Fletcher-Watson S., Flynn E.G. and Ropar D. (2020). Neurotype-Matching, but Not Being Autistic, Influences Self and Observer Ratings of Interpersonal Rapport.

The Eight Spectrum Approach

Silberman, Steve (2015). Neurotribes, The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently. Crows Nest Australia: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 978 1 76011 362 9

Higashida, Naoki, 1992- author. (2013). The reason I jump : the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism. Toronto :Knopf Canada.

Singer J, (1998) Odd People In: The Birth of Community Amongst People on the Autism Spectrum: A personal exploration of a New Social Movement based on Neurological Diversity. An Honours Thesis presented to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, the University of Technology, Sydney, 1998.

Te Reo Hāpai: The Language of Enrichment. Developed by interpreter and expert Keri Opai in 2017 for the Aotearoa Health and Disability sector, takiwātanga is part of an entire glossary of Te Reo Māori. For the full glossary, go to

Autistic Life Span Studies

Fly Senses

Underemployment in Autistics

Quiet Hour

APAC 2019


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Instead of the above try these:
From the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Documentary: ante-natal screening. Happiness, joy, and success cannot be predicted. So how should we decide human value, or the shape of our world?

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