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
https://therapistndc.org/education/?fbclid=IwAR2bbw38zu8mK-fOzNTTbsgnNcTM5-OAmbwxOiHgen1XCGTci7DGpftbQU8

Aspie Quizrdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php

Resources for Universities from the Neurodiversity Hub
neurodiversityhub.org/resources-for-universities

spectrumnews.org/

Intersectionality
“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.’
kar.kent.ac.uk/62639/1/Double%20empathy%20problem.pdf

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.
researchgate.net/publication/345701942_Neurotype-Matching_but_Not_Being_Autistic_Influences_Self_and_Observer_Ratings_of_Interpersonal_Rapport

The Eight Spectrum Approach
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/jpc.14176

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 tereohapai.nz

Autistic Life Span Studies
edition.cnn.com/2017/03/21/health/autism-injury-deaths-study/index.htm

www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/autistic-people-are-dying-twice-the-rate/10849046

cambridge.org/core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry/article/premature-mortality-in-autism-spectrum-disorder/4C9260DB64DFC29AF945D32D1C15E8F2

Fly Senses
didyouknowstuff.com/houseflies-find-sugar-with-their-feet-which-are-10-million-times-more-sensitive-than-human-tongues

Underemployment in Autistics
abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4428.0Main%20Features52012

bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-018-1645-7

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362908/

journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244019862725

journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2396941518804407

Quiet Hour
countdown.co.nz/news-and-media-releases/2019/october/countdown-s-low-sensory-quiet-hour-to-be-offered-nationwide

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/116812407/countdown-quiet-hour-officially-rolls-out-across-new-zealand

APAC 2019
altogetherautism.org.nz/blueprint-for-autistic-world-domination/

https://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/AutismSpeaksFlyer2020.pdf

 

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Instead of the above try these:
From the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective
https://therapistndc.org/education/?fbclid=IwAR2bbw38zu8mK-fOzNTTbsgnNcTM5-OAmbwxOiHgen1XCGTci7DGpftbQU8

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
autisticadvocacy.org

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)
awnnetwork.org

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)
sabeusa.org

Documentary: ante-natal screening. Happiness, joy, and success cannot be predicted. So how should we decide human value, or the shape of our world?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN4p_GoKSOo&ab_channel=Factual

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