While I write from the perspective of a non-autistic mother of a child on the autism spectrum, I also highly value content developed by autistic people – blogs, videos, books, etc. – which I refer to collectively as “Autism First Voices.”
After the voice of my son (which is also featured on this page), Autism First Voices are the first voices I want to consult for guidance and suggestions to best support my son.
This page contains links to explore different kinds of content created by Autism First Voices – books, art, videos, blogs.
In the side-bar are
A selection of YouTube channels by autistic YouTubers
A link to a site containing reviews of books on autism by an autistic adult
A link to a list of books by autistic authors, and
A link to the Art of Autism site
These are not all inclusive, as great content is being produced every day, and it is hard to keep up with it all – if you have suggestions for actually autistic content please let me know by clicking here.
Blogs by Autistics
A wonderfully comprehensive list of blogs written by autistic people called the Actually Autistic Blogs List was compiled in 2016 and is still being updated.
It includes both blogs that are no longer active (but may still be of value to readers) as well as current and active blogs on a variety of topics.
Perspectives and resources for and by autistic parents parenting autistic children include:
Aspergers like me
Writings from autistic motherhood
My name is Stuart Duncan and I am the father of 2 great boys, Cameron (Autistic) and Tyler, his younger brother. It wasn’t until my oldest son was diagnosed with autism that I recognized many similarities between us that lead to the eventual diagnosis of Aspergers for myself at the age of 36.
Michelle is an Australian writer and neurodiversity rights advocate, with a background in education and psychology. Michelle is part of a neurodiverse family, with neurodivergences including autism, bipolar, depression, anxiety, sleep challenges and sensory sensitivities. Michelle identifies as Autistic.
My name is Jennifer Roberts Bittner. Life with my family is definitely “Not Boring.” My hope is to always learn something new through all the twists and turns of this journey as we laugh, love, work, and play.
Autism In His Words – The Voice of My Son
The best resource for understanding our son’s needs is our son. Asking him what he is feeling, what he needs, and what he wants often leads to the best strategies for all of us.
In the side bar and below are articles and the first of several videos he wants to do, discussing issues and ideas from his perspectives and “in his words.”
The Navigator’s thoughts on video games
The Navigator’s advice for someone who was just diagnosed with autism