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
• 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
• 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
Autism Spectrum Disorder (General)
• Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome by Life On the Spectrum
• 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