Learn About Autism from the Experts – Autistic People:
Lydia Brown: http://www.autistichoya.com/p/about.html
Amy Sequenzia: http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com/
Nick Walker: http://neurocosmopolitanism.com/
Karla MacLaren: http://karlamclaren.com/blog/
Autism Women’s Network: http://autismwomensnetwork.org/
Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance, Lei Wiley: https://autloveaccept.wordpress.com/
The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/
Bev Harp: http://aspergersquare8.blogspot.com/
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community, and does so by advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism. ASAN’s members and supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends. Be sure to see their published resources for college students!
Foundations for Divergent Minds is a new way to think about how we support autistic and neurodivergent people. Building on principles of the Disability Rights Movement and the Neurodiversity Paradigm, this model creates systems of accommodations and supports to enhance the quality of life of autistic and neurodivergent people. The systems are based on five areas that create a foundation for greater autonomy and increased inclusion in the home, community and school.
A Life of My Own A Life of my Own is a community for young adults with learning differences and their supporters, all working towards achieving independence and developing self-reliant adults.
Campus Housing: www.bellevuecollege.edu/housing/ Note that campus housing will be very limited for the first few years, and, ASN does not currently have a means in place to support the housing portion of students on campus.
Parents Place is for participants in the Parent 2 Parent program at The Arc of King County. The purpose of the group is to provide support and information to parents of children with disabilities or child health care concerns.
The non-profit Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington supports families of individuals with autism and promotes adherence to science-driven clinical interventions.
The University of Washington’s DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.
A State Needs Project through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in collaboration with Early Support for Infants and the Northwest Educational Service District. Be sure to check out their lending library!
Loud Hands, Autistic People, Speaking, by Julia Bascom
Typed Words, Loud Voices, by Amy Sequenzia and Elizabeth J Grace
Authoring Autism, by Melanie Yergeau
Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, by Steve Silberman
Uniquely Human, by Barry M Prizant
Last Updated March 29, 2018