Resources for Autism Acceptance & Understanding

Autistic people like my son have always been here, and I learn so much from the autistic community. Here are some of my favorite resources from and including autistic perspectives.
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Language opportunities for using AAC at home

Language opportunities for using AAC at home

The doors to the AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom are OPEN! The classroom offers a large collection of learning resources, which are designed to support implementation of any AAC system that is based on core words.

Mother/Activist, Kerima Çevik, Tells Why Police Crisis/Disability Training Is Not The Answer

Poor Magazine article on Police reform interview by active Leroy Moore

Tips for surviving difficult weeks and months, for parents of autistic kids (including those who may be autistic themselves)

Parenting has its ups and downs. Parenting neurodivergent children without supports and in a world made for neurotypical people can feel very overwhelming. You might sometimes struggle with hard we…

Minority families often miss out on treatment or get left out of research — an ethical failure.

Minority families often miss out on treatment or get left out of research — an ethical failure. New projects are illuminating autism’s diverse shades.

Don’t ever assume autism researchers know what they’re doing. -Mel Baggs

Don’t ever assume autism researchers know what they’re doing.

Don’t ever assume autism researchers know what they’re doing. -Mel Baggs

How to Find Autism Information That Will Help You — because you, your students, and your child deserve to lead good lives.

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A Q&A about autism with Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes

Q&A about autism with Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes

How The Progressive Media Sells Out Autistic People - Shannon Rosa, at The Establishment

When The Progressive Media Sells Out Autistic People

If autistic people like my teenage son make you uneasy, you’re wrong — but it may not entirely be your fault. Our media conditions its audiences to fear and pity people with disabilities.

Autism Is Not a Shell Surrounding a “Normal” Child

Happy and healthy, not curing autism cos that view is unhealthy

If you are using California data to claim an autism epidemic, you’re doing it wrong. Or:The great anti-epidemic of intellectual disability in California. At Left Brain/Right Brain

Or transfer in diagnosis from intellectual disability to "If you are using California data to claim an autism epidemic, you’re doing it wrong. Or:The great anti-epidemic of intellectual disability in California.

Wandering & tracking devices: legislation needs to address both safety & autonomy concerns. By Ari Ne'eman.

Safety versus autonomy: advocates for autistic children split over tracking devices

Wandering & tracking devices: legislation needs to address both safety & autonomy concerns. By Ari Ne'eman.

Student with disabilities — Parents need to think twice before seeking guardianship when the student turns 18

Needing assistance with educational decision-making is not an appropriate basis for a guardianship

Portrayal of People with Disabilities

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Autistic voices, and the problem of the “vocal minority”

Autistic voices, and the problem of the “vocal minority”

Understanding Autism, Aggression, and Self-Injury: Medical Approaches and Best Support Practices Clarissa Kripke, MD, FAAFP

After a break up, you are now left with time to evaluate your relationship. You may soon realize that you are more emotionally dependent on your ex than you

Behavior Plan for Autism Professionals - Lei Wiley-Mydske

My Behavior Plan for Parents was pretty popular and I have had requests from a lot of parents to do a similar plan for teachers, professio.

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