Week by week I’ll be adding more resources to this page, ranging from books to articles to other people’s sites. Once a week I’ll ask Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook community for their recommendations on a new subject.
All links open in new windows. Book-related links lead to the original publisher where possible, although they’ll invariably be on Amazon.
(Disclaimer: The resources here are featured because I either have positive personal experiences with them, or my followers have. None of them are affiliate links, and I do not claim to know these resources inside out. Please use your own judgement when looking at them and judge for yourself whether they meet your particular needs.)
Good resources for learning about…
Autism (for the first time):
Communities and websites:
Amythest Schaber (Blog | YouTube channel): Amythest is a prolific and widely known autism advocate, who’s best known for a very informative YouTube channel.
Neurotribes, by Steve Silberman. A much-celebrated book about the past, present and possible future of autism understanding, from one of autism’s greatest non-autistic allies.
The Autistic Brain, by Temple Grandin. A bestselling guide to autism from one of the world’s most widely-known autistic advocates.
The Curly Hair Project (Website | Facebook page): Founded by Alis Rowe, a UK-based trainer and author. Primarily (but not exclusively) female-oriented.
Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (Website | Facebook page): In addition to supporting both women and nonbinary people on the autism spectrum, this network is a strong advocate for disability rights.
Yellow Ladybugs (Website | Facebook page): An Australian organisation focused on autism in girls and women.
Alone Together, by Katrin Bentley. Specifically about married life, Bentley shares her own personal story of her and her autistic husband making their marriage work.
The Neuurotypical Wife (Facebook page): An extremely ironic and humorous page about the struggles of going through life with “neurotypicality”. Turns the autism discussion right on its head, in the context of married life.
This page is growing all the time: more discussions will take place on Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook page in the coming weeks and months. I hope you find this page and its resources useful.
Underdogs, a near-future dystopia series where the heroes are teenagers with special needs, is a character-driven war story which pitches twelve people against an army of millions, balancing intense action with a deeply developed neurodiverse cast.
Chris Bonnello is a national and international autism speaker, available to lead talks and training sessions from the perspective of an autistic former teacher. For further information please click here (opens in new window). Autistic Not Weird on Facebook