Autistic YouTube

Watching other autistic people talk about autism (and other things) on YouTube is something I’m so glad to have discovered in the years since being diagnosed. (And, actually, it was watching certain videos in the early days of my autism discovery process that greatly encouraged me to get a diagnosis in the first place). Watching ActuallyAutistic YouTube is one of my favourite things to do, and I feel I owe the community of people on there quite a lot! ūüôā¬† I have a Pinterest page with links to some great (in my view) videos about autism. Currently there are approaching 300(!), and I am forever adding more. You can check it out at https://www.pinterest.co.uk/sianiatkins/autism-videos¬†

A lot of the channels I’ve discovered – besides the larger and more popular ones – have been through complete chance or through conducting quite deep searches. I thought it might be a nice idea to try to create a centralised place listing as many autistic YouTubers as possible! I’m not sure such a thing exists yet. I did a Google search along the lines of “autistic Youtube” and a lot of what came up were channels of “autism parents” documenting their kids lives.¬† The list, which you can find below, is obviously biased towards my own discoveries (and to an extent, preferences, as well). But, I created a thread on Twitter in the hopes of making some new discoveries to add to the list and hearing from others about what channels they like. If you are an autistic YouTuber not already on the list and would like to be included, just let me know and I’ll add you. (Alternatively, if you are on the list and would rather not be, I can take you off.) Whether you create content or are a viewer, I’d also love to here about any other channels not already on the list. It doesn’t matter if the channel is small. In fact, small channels are great, and I’m hoping this page can play a part in boosting visibility a bit, helping us find each other and helping the autistic community on YouTube grow! The listing is divided into two parts: 1) Autistic people talking about autism 2) Autistic people talking about things other than autism. Obviously there is some overlap, in that channels mainly about autism may also veer into other topics, and channels about other things often contain a video here and there about autism. Other than this division, the list is in no particular order. I will my best try to keep it relatively up to date, and hope to see it keep on growing with time!

 

AUTISTIC YOUTUBE

Autistics talking about autism

 

Autistics talking about anything else