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Neurodiversity Resources:

Learn About Autism from the Experts – Autistic People:

Lydia Brown: www.autistichoya.com/p/about.html

Amy Sequenzia: http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com/

Patrick Dwyer: www.autisticscholar.com/

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: www.thinkingautismguide.com/

Quincy Hansen https://speakingofautismcom.wordpress.com/

Bev Harp: http://aspergersquare8.blogspot.com/

Neurowonderful – Ask an Autistic: www.youtube.com/user/neurowonderful 

Stairway to STEM: www.stairwaytostem.org/

For families:

Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance, Lei Wiley: https://autloveaccept.wordpress.com/

Neurodiversity 

Pivot Diversity: (this page takes a little while to load, and it’s worth it)

https://www.pivotdiversity.com/neurodiversity

Neurodiversity Hub:https://www.neurodiversityhub.org/

National Resources:

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community, and does so by advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism. ASAN’s members and supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends. Be sure to see their published resources for college students!

Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network

The mission of Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is to provide community, support, and resources for Autistic women, girls, nonbinary people, and all others of marginalized genders.

AWN Network  is dedicated to building a supportive community where we can share our experiences in an understanding, diverse and inclusive environment. AWN is committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity and the many intersectional experiences in our community.

We welcome all women, transgender and cisgender, non-binary and genderqueer people, Two-Spirit people, people who have at anytime identified as women or girls, and all other people of marginalized genders or of no gender. AWN recognizes and affirms all people’s gender identities and expressions, as well as choices about disclosure, transition, and going stealth.

Our goal is to dispel stereotypes and misinformation which perpetuate unnecessary fears surrounding an autism diagnosis. We seek to share information which works to build acceptance and understanding of disability.

Foundations for Divergent Minds

Foundations for Divergent Minds is a new way to think about how we support autistic and neurodivergent people. Building on principles of the Disability Rights Movement and the Neurodiversity Paradigm, this model creates systems of accommodations and supports to enhance the quality of life of autistic and neurodivergent people. The systems are based on five areas that create a foundation for greater autonomy and increased inclusion in the home, community and school.

Medical:

AWN has created Before You Go: Know Your Rights and What to Expect at the Doctor and in the Hospital, a guide for trans and autistic people to know better what to expect when going to doctors or hospitals, understand rights and responsibilities & strategize for safety planning, effective communication, accommodations, and more.

Transgender Resources:

 

General:

TransWHAT? A guide for allies

Gender Unicorn by Trans Student Educational Resources

HRC’s Transgender Visibility Guide (PDF brochures)

PFLAG Transgender Network (PDF brochures)

Trans Lifeline (suicide hotline for and by trans community)

The Trevor Project (suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth)

Legal Resources:

Elephant Circle – Birth Justice organization

Transgender Law Center (TLC)

NCTE: National Center for Transgender Equality

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)

Lambda Legal: Transgender Rights

GLAD: Legal Advocates and Defenders

NCLR: Transgender Rights

ACLU: LGBT Rights

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)

Immigration Equality: for LGBTQ individuals