Sunday, April 7, 2013

Autistic Adult Bloggers

I know I said I wasn't doing anything for Autism Awareness Month but I changed my mind. because I can. because I said so.

I would like to start by saying I'm an autism parent. I'm not autistic (are you surprised? yeah, me neither.) but I parent a 10 year old with autism. I have a view point that is necessary to be shared, I have things to tell you that might help you in some way.

I wouldn't go so far as to tell you that I am someone you should listen to or to claim to be some sort of expert because, pfft, come on, have you read my blog? Even my kids don't believe me when I tell them I know what I'm doing. I've figured some things out and I'm figuring other things out and I will be working on even more things in the future and you will hear all about it whether I actually figure it out or just fumble the ball but I want you to know that I haven't gotten to where I am, and I don't think I'd get too far without the help and insight of some very special people... people who's view point needs to be shared, people who have things to tell you that might help you in some way, people who do know what they are talking about... the autistic adults.

They have insights and ideas and experiences that I would never have considered if they hadn't taken the time to talk with me or to blog to explain or to share what they know. I have a list here of 12 autistic adults for you to check out that I follow myself... I strongly suggest you go see what they have to say. Get to know them as people, see how awesome they are and maybe you can learn a thing or two while hanging out with them.


Awesome List of Autistic Adults:
  1. Ancora Impartial
  2. Snagglebox (second ONLY to the dictator Capt'n)
  3. Disability and Representation
  4. The Connor Chronicles
  5. Shaping Clay
  6. Inner Aspie
  7. Tiny Grace Notes
  8. No Guile
  9. A Quiet Week in the House
  10. Stuart Duncan
  11. Stimeyland
  12. Life on the Other Side of the Wall


Who are some of your favorite Autistic Bloggers?

18 comments:

  1. Thank you so much again for adding me to your list! I'm so glad we became friends. :) The people that I have met in the ASD community in the last few yrs are awesome.

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    1. I love your posts! Your executive functioning explanation is still my favorite, I have it saved forever :)

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  2. I appreciate being on your list. I am speechless at this time, but my appreciation is deeply felt. I know no honor greater than helping a parent have insight into their child. Sharing my father's and son's autism gives me a wonderful and complex perspective. I am so proud to share--thank you for the opportunity.

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  3. I really appreciating you putting together this list, Mac. And for including me, some of my faves are on here too so I feel very humble to be amongst them - I particularly learn a lot from Rachel (Disability and Representation).

    Other writers I learn a lot from are:
    E at The Third Glance (thethirdglance.wordpress.com)
    Lynne Soraya (psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergers-diary)
    Julia Bascom (juststimming.wordpress.com).

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    1. I adore you, Bec. You have helped me so much with your knowledge, your understanding, your support, your friendship... You are amazing. Rachel is great :)

      I will be checking these out, Thank you!

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  4. Fantastic list! I already follow and learn constantly from most of them, but am glad to discover some new bloggers too.

    I'm so glad you changed your mind and posted! ;)

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Thanks for this, Mary. You've added some bloggers I didn't know about.

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  7. Katrina PhillipsApril 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Awesome that you put this together :) It's a great list. Per your request, some others that I try to stay on top of(off the top of my head) are:

    Just Stimming by Julia Bascom
    Yes, That Too by Alyssa
    Autistic Hoya by Lydia Brown
    The Third Glance by "E"
    The Caffeinated Autistic
    Paula C. Durbin-Westby's

    I am sure I am forgetting many. Love all these bloggers, and don't know where we'd be without them :)

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    1. I keep up with Radical Neurodivergence Speaking- K is an editor at TPGA.
      I also keep an eye out for anything Amy Sequenzia writes, she's on Autism Women's Network and Ollibean.
      Aspie Rhetor doesn't update much, but I like her a lo. Cited her in a paper, actually.

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  8. Finally got a chance to read this post. Great list. Many of these are on the list of blogs I follow also. A couple that are new to me though, so can't wait to check them out!

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