One of the best ways to better understand autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is to learn directly from autistic individuals. Below we share the perspective of several autistic individuals about moving beyond awareness, and living with autism.
Autism Level Up
Autism Level Up is a partnership between Dr. Amy Laurent, psychologist, researcher, and ed. consultant and Dr. Jacquelyn Fede, an autistic researcher and program evaluator. They challenge us all to move beyond awareness to acceptance, appreciation, empowerment, and advocacy. Read Dr. Laurent and Dr. Fede's recent article about how we can all Level Up!
You can also find Autism Level Up on facebook.
Alex Manners is a young adult with Asperger's who lives in the UK. He has created a very positive video blog about living with Asperger's during the COVID-19 lockdown. His daily blog includes some ideas for managing day to day life under our current world circumstances.
Dr. Temple Grandin
One of the most famous autistic individuals is Dr. Temple Grandin. Over the years Dr. Grandin has written many books on what it is like to have autism, and on what works best for autistic individuals. You can find her books online. You can also watch the movie "Temple Grandin" to gain insight into what it is like to have autism. Another great way to fill some time while we are all home this month!