While I write from the perspective of a non-Autistic mother of a child on the Autism spectrum, I follow many blogs written by Autistic people, which I refer to collectively as “Autism First Voices” because, after the voice of my son, those are the first voices I want to consult for guidance and suggestions to best support my son.
These include blogs by Autistic parents parenting Autistic children as well as first-person blogs of the Autism experience and if you are looking for blogs and resources of this kind, please check out the links below.
These lists are not all inclusive – if you see any blogs missing, please let me know!
An amazingly 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It includes both blogs that are no longer being updated (but may still be of value to readers) as well as current and active blogs.
Great 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.
Please let me know of other great blogs folks should read below!