Autism 101

Welcome to the Autistic Community (interactive website)  

This website was created by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). ASAN is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. Their work is to make sure autistic people are always in charge of their lives. They fight for the rights of autistic people, and make sure their voices are heard whenever other people talk about autism. Their motto is “Nothing About Us, Without Us!”

This website has an online book that will help you understand autism better as well as helping people with autism become better self-advocates. There is a world of information about autism out there, but there is no better place to get information on the subject than from those who live it every day! There is a resource page with links to more information ASAN is the “go to” organization to find real, true information about autism! This is also a great resource for those who are newly diagnosed with autism.

This website/book has a wonderful section on being an ally, if you, like us here at RevAUlusion, strive to be an ally and want to support and accept them as the amazing human beings they are & would like to know more, you can look here. They explain how and why to become an ally for people with autism.

Welcome to the Autistic Community (Informational animated video) is a short 6-minute animated video that briefly covers autism, speaking to people with autism about being autistic. It covers a bit about what you will find in the website above. It’s a great video to share with the loved ones in your life who are autistic.

Autism Now Center (which you hear about in the video above is the National Autism Resource & Information Center) it is run by The Arc and funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities with the help of many collaborative partners. It is a fantastic website to find many, many great resources.

The ARC Autism Now Center has a wonderful Facebook page also!

The Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (AWN) that you will also hear about in the video above is a website created specifically for autistic women and non-binary individuals, AWN is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization with a mission to provide community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary and genderqueer people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all others of marginalized genders.

The Library of Congress has selected AWN's website to be archived for historical preservation in recognition of their contribution to women's & gender studies.

About Autism

ASAN has a wonderful webpage about autism.

Ask an Autistic" YouTube series by Amythest Schaber

Resources for parents, caregivers, and loved ones

Today, Your Child Was Diagnosed with Autism #AutismMoon, by Autistic, Typing

Start Here: SA Guide for Parents of Autistic Kids, by Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (AWN), Little Lobbyists, and The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. The book is available for purchase, there is also a PDF version available for free download on this page as well.

Information & Resources for Parents & Caregivers of Newly Diagnosed Autistic Girls, by AWN

Open Letter to Parents & Caregivers from Just Keep Stimming