I have several important links relating to autism to share with you, and I urge you to continue that sharing process. Just to remind my readers I am #actuallyautistic, and also branch secretary of the National Autistic Society’s West Norfolk branch, and in that latter capacity I will conclude this introduction by reminding you of NAS’s catchline:
UNTIL EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS
A NOTE ON ATTRIBUTIONS
I found some of these pieces by way of people other than the original author. In such cases as well as crediting the actual author I also intend to mention the person who gave me the tip off. If you seen an underlining anywhere it is a link, and those links that are body text will be in a colour other than black to further highlight them.
INCLUSIVE AUTISTIC TRAITS – AUTISTICALITY
This piece was brought to my attention when the Neurodivergent Rebel reblogged it. It is a long piece, but very readable and absolutely bang on the money. The list itself is too long to quote here, but the screenshot below which explains the problems that the post goes on to address brilliantly is a good start:
THE LEFEVER BIKE RIDE
Paul and Jamie Lefever recently undertook a sponsored cycle ride from King’s Lynn to the National Autistic Society’s HQ in London, a distance of 118 miles. A full account, under the title “11-year-old Jamie cycles 118 miles for our charity (4 September 2017)” is available on the NAS website.
ABA THERAPISTS BUSTED
This piece, written by Amy Sequenzia, a well known autistic person and advocate for autism, was originally posted on the autismwomensnetwork under the self explanatory title “ABA Providers Making Fun of Autistic People“. I include a graphic from this post below:
PREPARING AN AUTISM FRIENDLY SECONDARY CLASSROOM
With the new school year just getting underway, Lynn McCann of Reachout ASC has published a very informative and constructive piece under the title “Preparing an autism friendly secondary classroom“.
AN AUTISM RELATED TWEET
While preparing this post I saw the following tweet, from Paul Isaacs, so here it is:
Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Aspinauts and Brain Localisations. Copyright D.Williams 1995/2005/2014, P.Isaacs 2017 #asautismdifferences pic.twitter.com/D7gWgEjffe
— Paul Isaacs (@PaulIsaacs22) September 6, 2017
WEB RESOURCES FROM THE NEURODIVERGENT REBEL
I end the post with something I have touched on before. Previously I only included the email address for those who wanted to add to the list. This time I include the list as well:
This is a growing list. Please send suggestions to NeurodivergentRebel@gmail.com
As always, I end this post with some of my own photographs: