Originally, this page was a reading list of sorts which just had links to various blogs, but 20 different blogs might be overwhelming for a newcomer to Autistic community. In addition to that, saying “read these 20 blogs” might lead to people disregarding other blogs which I would prefer not to happen. My advice is to read as many autistic bloggers as you can.
I have, however, written about the people who have influenced me most in this post, but again, I want to emphasise that that is not a complete list.
Anyway, I want to provide a rough road map to folks who may be new to autistic community, so over the course of the next year or so, I plan to publish a variety of introductory posts covering various topics. In those posts, I will be linking to other posts and I would encourage you to read the links too.
Ready to get started?
I don’t want to reinvent the wheel. People have already written introductory posts on a variety of topics, so before I link to posts on this site, here are some posts written by others.
The first three posts are by Nick Walker who writes at neurocosmopolitanism. If you want to know what autism really is and how we conceptualise autism outside of the pathology paradigm, these are a good start:
You may be wondering why so many autistic people seem to be angry. Our reasons are valid. These posts explain why:
Posts on this site
- My Child is Autistic. Now what?
- Assessing Autism Organisations
- Questions to ask therapists who work with Autistic children
- How to be an Ally (Part One and Part Two)
This is not an exhaustive list. It will be added to as time progresses, but it should provide a decent starting point (for now).
Last updated: 13/02/2017