Good non-fiction books, documentaries, podcasts about autism

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GodzillaWoman
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28 Apr 2021, 5:57 pm

Hi all,

I'm helping develop a website for my clients' Diversity and Inclusion program, which has a lot of info about different minorities and encourages people to accept and welcome people from different backgrounds. I'd like to suggest some non-fiction books, documentaries, YouTube videos, podcasts, etc. about the autism spectrum, especially autistic adults. I've thought up a couple of suggestions:

* NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman
* The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin

Can you suggest any others?


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28 Apr 2021, 6:07 pm

I recommend these books:

Jeannie Davide-Rivera - Twirling Naked in the Street and No One Noticed: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism

Sarah Hendrickx - Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

Barb Cook and Dr Michelle Garnett (editors) - Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism

Emma Goodall and Yenn Purkis - Women on the Spectrum: A Handbook for Life

Lisa Morgan and Mary Donahue - Living with PTSD on the Autism Spectrum: Insightful Analysis with Practical Applications


... these websites:

https://www.spectrumwomen.com/

https://the-art-of-autism.com/females-a ... checklist/


... these articles:

"I Thought I Was Lazy: The Invisible Struggle for Autistic Women":
https://theestablishment.co/i-thought-i ... Z2Z8_OY3lQ

"An Autistic Burnout":
https://theautisticadvocate.com/2018/05 ... c-burnout/

"Autistic Burnout: The Cost of Masking and Passing":
https://boren.blog/2017/01/26/autistic- ... d-passing/

"At the Intersection of Autism and Trauma":
https://www.spectrumnews.org/features/d ... sm-trauma/

"Autism is seen as a male thing, but girls just implode emotionally":
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... arm-school

"Sensory Integration in Autism Spectrum Disorders":
https://www.autism.org/sensory-integration/

"Mental Health and Autism: Why Acceptance Matters":
http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2018 ... tance.html

"My life as one of the many belatedly-diagnosed autistic older people":
https://autisticnyc.wordpress.com/2019/ ... mple-post/
By our very own Mona Pereth, member of WP ^


... and these videos:


YouTube:

Purple Ella
Agony Autie
Ask an Autistic (Amythest Schaber)
and anything involving Sarah Hendrickx




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30 Apr 2021, 2:38 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
I recommend these books...


Wow, thanks for the list, Isabella. I haven't seen any of these, I'll take a look.


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30 Apr 2021, 3:11 pm

The only book I've been able to relate to is Asperger's From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger's Syndrome by Michael John Carley.

Couldn't manage to get thru any others I've seen recommended (eta:) above or on other lists.



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30 Apr 2021, 10:35 pm

These is British documentary and kind of a general introduction and focuses on adults:



The BBC has a lot of good podcasts, but they are taken down and put back up from time to time.

Here is a link to the Chris Packham documentary about his life with autism: https://vimeo.com/252876361

This is a very useful blog: https://musingsofanaspie.com/adult-diagnosis/