Autism Spectrum

Although autism and neurodiversity aren’t new, we’re still learning new things about them every day. Thankfully, there are a lot of great resources out there for folks looking to educate themselves about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and many of them are available for free online! Personally, some of the best resources I’ve found are other blogs written by autistic people themselves.

As autism in women and girls is woefully under researched at this point in time, I’ve created a section focusing these topics and a separate section for general ASD information. (If I can pull together some info specifically for non-binary and trans folx, too, I will!) Here’s a listing of books, blogs, articles and other resources I’ve found helpful and I hope you will too.

Blogs by Actually Autistic People

The Actually Autistic Blogs list is so comprehensive, I wanted to spotlight it here. The best information available about life on the Autism Spectrum is directly from autistic people themselves, so head over to the list and get to know some autistic bloggers yourself.

Actually Autistic Blogs List: A list of blogs by Actually Autistic bloggers

Autism in Women & Girls

Articles

‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Day-To-Day Struggle For Autistic Women by Reese Piper

Understanding the Gender Gap: Autistic Women and Girls by Cynthia Kim

Females with Aspergers Syndrome Checklist by Samantha Craft

Aspienwomen: Moving towards an adult female profile of Autism/Asperger Syndrome by Tania Marshall

List of Female Asperger Syndrome Traits by Artemisia

Blogs

Everyday Aspie

Aspiengirl

Books

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome by Rudy Simone

Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism edited by Barb Cook & Dr. Michelle Garnett

The Electricity of Every Living Thing: One Woman’s Walk with Asperger’s by Katherine May

Websites

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

International Aspergirl Society

Autism Spectrum Disorder (General)

Articles

Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome by Life On the Spectrum

Books

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry M. Prizant

Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome by Liane Holliday Willey

Websites

Life On the Spectrum