This a brief list of our favorite autism resources.
What is autism?
These videos provide great answers to the question, “What is autism?” In the second video, My Autism and Me, Rosie talks about her Asperger’s diagnosis. This diagnosis has not been used in the U.S. sense 2013, but was used in the U.K. until 2018. Not all autistic individuals receive an autism diagnosis – some self-diagnosis or self-identify.
- Autism Delaware is the primary advocacy and resource organization in the state of Delaware. delautism.org
- The Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA) is a technical assistance program. delawareautismnetwork.org
- The Swank Autism Center at Nemours – A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital provides evaluation and behavioral services. 302-651-4000
- Spectrum Scholars – A continuum of supports for students on the spectrum at the University of Delaware https://sites.udel.edu/dss/students/spectrum-scholars/
Advocacy and Resources
- The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is run by and for autistic people to facilitate advocacy and provide resources. autisticadvoacy.org
- The Autistic Women & Nonbinary (AWN) Network provides gender diverse community and resources. awnnetwork.org
- The Arc’s Autism Now provides resources and information on community-based autism services. autismnow.org
- Neuro-Wonderful, a YouTube channel by Amythest Schaber’s, provides useful answers to many questions about autism. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Bk0GbW8xgvTgQlheNG5uw
- Autistic Not Weird by Chris Bonnello provides information and advise from his perspective as an educator and advocate. autisticnotweird.com
Research and Information
- Spectrum provides comprehensive news and analysis of advances in autism research. spectrumnews.org
- Autism Internet Modules (AIM) provides free training on evidenced-based practices. autisminternetmodules.org
- The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) funds and disseminates applied information. researchautism.org
- The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism disseminates autism news and information from autistic people, professionals, and parents. thinkingautismguide.com
- NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman
- Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D.
- Girls and Autism: Educational, Family, and Personal Perspectives edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé, and Jo Egerton