You can check out the sidebar for a list of Actually Autistic blogs that I follow. There are plenty more besides of course – the autistic blogosphere is rather large, to say the least!
Throughout 2019, I decided to take a more proactive approach to working my way through reading these blogs. I had about 40 on my Reader that I’d yet to look through properly. I came up with this idea around mid-February which left me with the precise number of weeks needed to read through one blog per week until the end of the year.
I am posting each blog and my favourite post from each on this Twitter thread – https://bit.ly/2Tlk6Jr.
I’ve also decided to collect a few more of my favourite posts for some of the blogs (and some of the ones I read earlier) below:
Autistext (Melanie Yergeau’s blog)
- Socialising through silence
- The Aut Rapture
- I never would have guessed that you’re neurotypical
- Mixed metaphors
Chavisory’s Notebook (Emily Paige Ballou)
- You should tell your kids that they’re autistic
- What I would say to autistic people who want a cure
- Lost in the discussion of “lost diagnosis”
Radical Neurodivergence Speaking (Kassiane Sibley)
- Who is your “awareness” really for?
- Autistifying my habitat
- The things you want people to do to your kids
- How to fail your autistic child without even trying: A guide
- To the newly diagnosed
- Being Autistic Is
- What Autism Really Is
- Anxiety in context
- Too many voices
- It’s already strange (on studying sociology as an autistic person)
- Wrong model, wrong research
- Isolation and belonging
Autism and Expectations (Rhi Lloyd Williams)
- Why I permanently paused early intervention therapy for my children
- Screen time, social media and neurodivergence
- Flow and the neurodivergent brain
Autistic and Cheerful
- Actually, autism DOES define me
- What’s it like being autistic?
- Why researching the cause of autism harms autistic people
- Don’t be fooled by fake inclusion
- Emotional age and maturity
- This is autism
- Responses to being called out
- A great piece criticising critics of the neurodiversity movement
- On “functioning” and functioning & Why this “high-functioning” autistic wishes you’d shut up about high-functioning autistics
- Paying Attention Whilst Autistic
- A series parodying inspiration porn. This one especially made me chuckle.