Helpful Links

Alyssa Burnett Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital (classes and social activities for young adults 18+ on the spectrum)

Theater of Possibility (Theater Groups for kids and young adults on the spectrum)
Lauren Marshall

Apex Summer Camp at the University of Washington Autism Center (Five week summer program in social and behavioral skills for ASD and ADHD kids ages 6-12)

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network: Nothing About Us Without Us

Autistic Women’s Network

The Boy Whose Brain Could Unlock Autism
Maia Szalavitz

Neruowonderful: Ask an Autistic
by Amythest Schaber

Real Social Skills (for Autonomous People)
by Ruti Regan

Roadmap to Transition: A Handbook for Autistic Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Spoon theory by Christine Miserandino
(an article explaining variability of mental and physical resources)

Splines Theory: A Spoons Metaphor for Autism by Luna Linsey (an article on Set Switching, or why interruptions are so hard for spectrum folks)

Advice to Young Autistics: Stick Around and Be Awesome! Does a new autism diagnosis have a young person you know feeling uncertain or even devastated? The stigma around autism can be pretty discouraging, but the answer is not to try to be “less autistic”–here is advice from an autistic person who made it through the really hard times to a happy and successful adulthood.

Neruodivergent Narwhals: a link for a series of downloadable posters about neurodiversity and inclusion. All downloads are free, however, donations to support the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library are appreciated.

A Deep Dive into the Brain Hand-Drawn by the Father of Neuroscience
Roberta Smith

Downloadable Template for a Wallet Card for Autistic Self-Identification