Actually Autistic Blogs List

Job-seeking while Autistic

Below are Resources for Autistic job seekersAutistic experiences with employment, and Selected Google search results.
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Resources for Autistic job seekers (back to top)

Employment Resource Page – My Spectrum Suite (2022)

Stanford Neurodiversity Summit 2022 | Stanford Neurodiversity Project

Roadmap to Transition: A Handbook for Autistic Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (free pdf download) (read online) (2016) (from Resource Library – Autistic Self Advocacy Network)

The Autism Job Club: The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment by Michael Bernick and Richard Holden (2015)

Employment Opportunities + Resources for Autistic People! (2021)

APSE – Association of People Supporting Employment First (2022)

Curriculum | Autism Career Pathways (2022)

Employment – National Autistic Society (2022; UK)

Employment Archives – Barb Cook (2021)

Employment Archives – Spectrum Women (2020)

Employment – Life of an Aspie (2019)

Employment – Autistikids (2015)

Employment – The World of Autism (2022)

Asperger’s on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates by Rudy Simone (2010)

Most of the above were found through the Other Autistic Resource Lists page, which lists resources chosen by Autists.

Autistic experiences with employment (back to top)

Employment — THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Employment for autistics. Then and now | Wrong Planet (2022)

Workplace Accommodations – Life with Autism (Aug 2022)

Employment – Autistic Nick (2022)

Finding employment as an autistic person – Autistic Not Weird (2019)

My Experiences with Societal Vocational Rejection. – How Autism Self-Advocacy Revolutionalized My Life (2021): my personal experiences of being discriminated against (and harassed about) because I was both “too disabled” and “not disabled enough” to “deserve” accommodation and support with gaining employment

Ecosystem of Autistic Employment – Autistic Nottingham (2021)

Employment Archives – The Autistic Me (2022)

Employment – Aiden Tsen (2021)

Autistic Employment Collateral #1 – Jacci Pillar (2018)

Employment | Judy Endow (2016)

Employment – Finally Knowing Me: An Autistic Life (2017)

Employment – Reports from a Resident Alien (2015)

Autist’s Corner: Employment Issues in Autism: Trends (2008)

Most links in this section were found using the Autistic blogs search engine (which searches exclusively within Autistic blogs) using the search term “employment”.

Selected Google search results (back to top)

Where autistic candidates (and others) go wrong in job interviews | eFinancialCareers

Employment Tips for Teens and Young Adults with ASD | Arizona Autism United (AZA United)

Are autistic individuals the best workers around? – BBC Worklife

Job Search Resources – Uniquely Abled Project

The links in this section were selected from a Google search for “Autistic job seekers”.

Upcoming posts: This is part of an ongoing series of Autistic blogs united by a common theme. Here are previous posts in this series.

Which other topics or professions would you like to see represented? Please comment below.

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Non-speaking Autistic bloggers

Non-speaking is defined as “speaking is not the primary form of communication”. Below are blogs by Autists who fit that definition. (See this comment if you’re looking for blogs that a mostly prose rather than poetry.)

Uniquely Hari Hari Srinivasan; Dx3; Male; ADHD, medical issues; student; NSp; USA (CA, Berkeley); 2006-2022; The Daily Californian
Sarah Stup’s Blog 30s; Dx4; Woman; NSp; 2013-2022
Niko Boskovic (facebook) 21; Dx3; Male; student, self-advocate, listener, NSp; 2015-2022
Not Too Trapped In My Head Anymore Pablo; 15; Dx3-; Male; NSp; 2018-2022
Mitchell’s Life with Autism Mitchell; 19; Dx4; Male; epilepsy; blogger; letterboard communication; NSp; USA (IL, Chicago); 2019-2022
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Autistic blogs about grief

Below are blogs by Autists discussing grief, divided between blogs with grief as a category and specific blog posts about grief

Autistic blogs with grief as a category (back to top)

grief – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. Parent of Autistic; dyslexia, ADHD; bereaved; UK (England, Yorkshire); 2017-2022

grief Archives — THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM includes non-Autistic contributors; 2010-2022

A Grieving Autistic Adult 63; Dx49; Woman; Anx, Dep, fibromyalgia, OCD; part-time librarian; care-giving, grief, Christian; single; Canada (Ontario, Kingston); 2017-2021

Grief & Loss – pally.ally.writes 2021-2022. Ally is pursuing a Ph.D. focusing on Autistic experiences of grief

grief | Finding Hope Lauren Alex Hooper; 27; Dx20; Woman; Anx, Dep, BPD, OCD, self-harm, trichotillomania; music and songwriting (my occupation); 2017-2022; laurenalexhooper, SoundCloud.

Death / Grief – Who Loves Kitty. Spitfyre Phoenix Rising 44; Dx39; Woman; EDS, PTSD, Celiac, other autoimmune, HH; biracial (Caucasian-Cajun-Native); divorced; USA (Texas); 2008-2022; the silent wave, Who Loves Kitty, Laina’s Collection, YouTube, Maidenlion

grief – JLM in Euroclydon JLM; 61; Dx50+; Mother of Autistics; Anx, Dep, CPTSD, binge-ED; writer, secretary, babysitter of grandchildren; lover/follower of Jesus; widowed; USA (Illinois, central, rural); 2017-2021

Grief – The Catholic Spoonie 20s; Dx12-; Woman; Marfan syndrome; student; Catholic, White; single; USA; 2018-2020

Just Me 20s; Dx20; Woman; cancer survivor, Dep, Anx; behavioural intervention/respite provider; Canada (BC); 2019-2019

Dystopion 23; Dx19; Woman; Dep, Anx, ED; disabled; mental health, Buddhism, loyalty, family; Norway; 2020-2022; WordPress

Specific blog posts about Autistic grief (back to top)

you had to be there… 2017-2022. Grief Feels Like This

Trapped On The Border 2020-2022. Actually Autistic?, Grief

Delightfully Quirky 49; Dx47; Woman; project coordinator; USA (Il, Chicago); 2020-2022. Grief: Can I Have It or Do I Want It?

DapperPaperBag 31; Dx28; Woman; freelance video editor; gaming, feline psychology, film and television production; in relationship with NT; UK (Scotland); 2018-2022; Twitch, Discord. Greif and Autism : Why I Have Been Quiet

Jen Smells Peaches 2021-2022. How to grieve and run a death, if you’re me

Wonder Revisited 2008-2022. On Grief

S.L. Shelton 2014-2022. This Is Your Autistic Brain on Grief

Occasional Roznaama 2019-2022. On Death

More Healing Than Haunting 2021-2021. Someone I Love Died: Loss and Neurodivergence.

Meaghan Newson Dx18+; ADHD; product owner, scrum master, content lead, researcher; Australia; 2021-2021. Dogs don’t have to be trained for therapy to be good for autism, which is why it hurts so much when they go

I’d like to thank Ally for inspiring this post, which will be edited as additional Autistic blogs about grief are found. Please submit any you know of in the comments below.

Upcoming posts: Please let us know if there’s any particular theme you’d like to see represented in this series. We have previously received requests for lists of Autistic lawyers and Autistic counselors, therapists, coaches, and mentors, as well as Autists doing improvisational theatre, so those themes will be included. Here are previous posts in this series.

Which other professions would you like to see represented? Which other topics would you like to see Autistic blogs discussing?

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Autists in medicine

Below are blogs by Autists in medicine, divided into three categories: Medical doctors, Other medical professionals, and Medical students and graduates

Medical doctors (back to top)

Autistic Doctors International (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) (not a blog) a group of over 500 Autistic doctors and medical students)
@autisticgpshh Dx40+; ADHD, PDA; doctor (GP); UK; 2020-2022
The Autistic Doctors 40s; Dx40s; medic; UK; 2021-2022 (a female general surgeon)
Spitfyre Phoenix Rising 44; Dx39; Woman; EDS, PTSD, Celiac, other autoimmune, HH; biracial (Caucasian-Cajun-Native); divorced; USA (Texas); 2008-2022; the silent wave, Who Loves Kitty, Laina’s Collection, YouTube, Maidenlion (Laina; integrative medicine doctor)
Autism-Psychiatrist (not a blog) Dx36; UK (England); Quora, LinkedIn, Twitter. Dr. Liliya Wheatcraft is a uniquely qualified psychiatrist for Autistics
The Bullying Doctor 2020-2021. Dr. Emily Lovegrove is a lecturer and leader of many workshops on anti-bullying strategies)
The Good Doctor Australia; 2019-2020 (she details extensively how her autism and mental illness have impacted her medical practice)
The Autistic Doc Dx18+; 2019-2019. Dr. Heather Dimmitt is a doctor in Seattle, Washington
Gaussian Tail 2019-2020 (doctor)
 Aspiedoc Dx18+; Mother; 2015-2017 (Samantha Fields, middle-aged female doctor)
The autistic doctor Male; 2011-2014 (practices family medicine)

Other medical professionals (back to top)

Embrace Autism Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht RP ND & Eva Silvertant; Dx25 (Eva) & Dx48 (Natalie); Autistic couple; registered psychotherapist, naturopathic doctor (Natalie) & graphic designer, illustrator (Eva); research- and experience-based autism content; education and empowerment for Autistics, by Autistics; Canada (Ontario, Oakville); 2018-2022; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, PodBean
Neurodivergent Doctor 2021-2021 (Dr. Anson L. Service, psychotherapist and behavioral scientist)
Weldon Wellness Laura Z. Weldon; 30s; Dx28; Woman; FB, SPD, migraines, SIBO (intestinal), autoimmune; studying naturopathic medicine and integrative mental health, health coach, sensory processing sensitivity; 2017-2020; Weldon Wellness
Wired for Autism 23; Dx teens; Non-binary; Dep, Anx, LGBTQ+, ADHD, APD, OCD, SAD, SPD; journalist, London-based, multilinguist, biomedical scientist; 2017-2018
TCMautism Orange; 32; Dx10; Male; ADHD; hypnotherapist; in English and Chinese; single; Singapore; 2011-2020
Autistically Real Dx40+; Parent of Autistics; medical assistant; USA (North Carolina, RTP); 2018-2022

Medical students and graduates (back to top)

Finty Royle Finty; 21; Dx16; Woman; anorexia; medical student; UK (England, North West); 2021-2022
Red Mage Darni George; 30; Dx20s; Male; dyspraxia; medically trained doctor; UK (England); 2019-2021 (Zack; trained in medicine)
Aspergers And the world aida; 21; Dx10; Woman; ADHD; medical student; Germany; 2020-2020
An Asperger Medical Student in Oz 2010-2016 (medical graduate)
The Aspergic Medic Dx18+; 2009-2009 (medical student)

This post will be edited as additional Autistic blogs in medicine are found. Please submit any you know of in the comments below.

Upcoming posts: Please let us know if there’s any particular theme you’d like to see represented in this series. We have previously received requests for lists of Autistic lawyers and Autistic counselors, therapists, coaches, and mentors, as well as Autists discussing their experiences with grief and with improvisational theatre, so those themes will be included.

Would you like to see blogs by Autists in your profession? What issues are you dealing with, and would you like to know how other Autists deal with them? Please specify in the comments below.

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Adelaide Dupont’s favorite Autistic blogs, part 1

Below is the first installment of Adelaide Dupont’s favorite Autistic blogs. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3, coming up soon. (More about upcoming posts at the end.)

One of my favourite Autistic Blogs is by Aaron Likens – Life on the Other Side of the Wall.
Life on the Other Side of the Wall Dx18+; Male; 2010-2022

Another one is Rantin’ from Anton (2011-2022) which is all about the theatre and especially musical theatre. I discovered him on THE ART OF AUTISM.

There are other blogs from that source [they keep a long list of regular and occasional contributors – two separate pages]. I am thinking of Miya Sae and her Christian/faith blog.
Miya Sae 2021-2022

Also I have enjoyed The CP Diary (2010-2022) by Ilana Estelle who is Autistic too.

And DISABILITY DIARIES (2015-2022) by Max Stock which is full of stories and roleplays and everyday life. The link is disibilitydiaries.blogspot.com [think something like Disability Visibility with the I]. They are based in the environs of Boston. You could find their Tumblr too – thedisc0panda.tumblr.com – which is full of art and their business M S Illustration.

Another favourite is I Stop Somewhere Waiting For You by Eric Paris van Gucht because he too loves the theatre and college and its culture and sports – and from 2017-2021 he made statistics to keep bloggers from around the world interested [including myself].
I Stop Somewhere Waiting For You Eric P. Van Gucht; 35; Dx10; Male; passionate about sports, acting, writing, and travel; 2014-2022

A long time ago there was a group blog called TURNER AND KOWALSKI where a lot of awesome people contributed.
Here Be Dragons 2009-2010

And there was LOVE-NOS.
LOVE-NOS 2011-2011

I just remembered – Kim Duff – How Autism Self-Advocacy Revolutionalized My Life.
How Autism Self-Advocacy Revolutionalized My Life 40s; Dx20s; Woman; CAPD, SPD, hyperlexia, trauma and Dep history; Canada; 2021-2022

Emma Reardon – Undercover Autism.
Undercover Autism Dx46; Parent of Autistic son; senior manager social care; professional, parent and person; married; UK (Wales); 2020-2022; Off Down The Rabbit Hole

Tell me why the world is weird from Shanghai.
Tell me why the world is weird Dx20s; Christian; 2012-2022

Welcome to My Magick Theatre by Carrie-Anne Brownian.
Welcome to My Magick Theatre 2011-2022

Emily Nagoski’s Confidence & Joy | Meta Bulletin (2021-2022; subscription).

And Mykola Bilokonsky‘s blog and notebook.

Upcoming posts: We plan to continue posting about once weekly.

We have two draft posts of readers’ favorite blogs waiting. Please contribute yours!

We will be starting a new series soon of Autistic blogs united by a common theme, such as Autists in the medical profession, in law-related fields, non-speaking Autists, blogs with lots of “Likes” and/or comments, and long-persisting blogs. Please let us know if there’s any particular theme you’d like to see represented.

Observations From the Spectrum – an autistic's view of the world

Dylan and OFTS.blog Introduction

Thanks for stopping by at Observations From the Spectrum. I am Dylan, the writer. Let me tell you a little bit about myself so that you are comfortable with my voice. 

For 48+ years I have been going left when others have gone right. Not on purpose. Not as a statement. Just as me. Authentically choosing activities that were yet to be hip and diving into them as best I could.

I didn’t ponder being autistic until my friend Jennifer, a first-rate special education teacher of note, and I were walking home from dinner one night and she casually stated, “you know you are on the spectrum, right?”

In that moment it was as if the stars aligned and I found myself. I was clear as to why I had struggled so much in the past. It eased everything. It was a life-defining moment.

Since then, I have had a successful career as a classroom teacher, life coach, ultra runner and I write and self-publish regularly. These are the ways I spend my time. 

OFTS.blog is a third view. I think many of us feel ignored or as though there is not a clear path laid out as there is for our normal-brained conservative and liberal neighbors. 

We see life differently because we experience it differently. I certainly don’t understand how we have arrived where we are today. The problems are clear, but any middle schooler can identify or create a viable solution because they have uncorrupted logic and reason as do many of us. We see life through a simpler lens, or at least I do. Right or wrong. Easy.

That’s a bit about me and OFTS. It’s an autistic adult’s point of view on a myriad of topics. Thanks for reading. Pleasure to meet you.

Observations From the Spectrum 2019-2022

Dylan is one of three Autists who have volunteered to help manage this website if something happens to me.
Please contact us if you are Autistic and would like to join this team. We already have enough volunteers to perform the tasks required, so further volunteers will have the opportunity to influence the future of this website without obligating themselves. The more the merrier!

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Discovering Autistic perspectives

Autistic blogs represent both diversity and commonality of Autistic perspectives. Below are suggestions for using the Actually Autistic Blogs List.

  1. The Autistic blogs search engine produces a Google search restricted to Autistic blogs. This can illustrate how Autistic people feel about a particular issue, movie, book, TV show, organization, institution, or person. For example, type “Atypical Netflix” or “Identity First” into the search bar to find out how Autistic people feel regarding the Netflix series “Atypical” or the issue of Identity-First vs. Person-First Language. If you recall reading something by an Autistic blogger but can’t find the link, this can aid in finding it.
  2. Text searches can be used to find bloggers within a particular demographic or with specific co-occurring conditions.
  3. Find popular blogs listed near the top of the Actually Autistic Blogs List.
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How do (or will) you use the Actually Autistic Blogs List? How can it become more accessible and useful? Please offer suggestions in the comments below.

Thank you to everyone who has helped publicize the Actually Autistic Blogs List. Instructions for doing so are on the Share page.

The Actually Autistic Blogs List continues being updated regularly. (The date of the last update is now included at the bottom of the home page.) Nearly all Autistic bloggers have been contacted to request input on how they want their blogs listed (and about a third responded). All previous issues have been resolved.
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This blog’s purpose

This blog’s purpose has become to provide a home for the HUGE list of Autistic Blogs I’ve installed on the menu above. Maintaining and improving this list is my contribution to the Autistic Community.

Hungering for a sense of community

Ever since I retired in 2008 I’ve been hungering for a sense of community. The closest kinship I’ve found so far has been through lurking on Autistic blogs. I thought I might work up to participating actively through my own blog but my desire to do so has been decreasing. I’m a private person and don’t feel comfortable broadcasting my inner world to unseen strangers (though I’m grateful to those who do). I’m also not a natural writer nor do I aspire to be.

I found a satisfying way of contributing recently through sharing portions of my extensive blog list, both on the menu above and at myspectrumsuite.com (thank you Marcelle for allowing me to contribute there). I like being a behind-the-scenes resource person for natural leaders. I plan to contribute further to her list and am actively looking for similar behind-the-scenes opportunities to enhance Autistic Community. If anyone has any ideas please contact me.

I’m still hungering for a connection that feels more personal. I haven’t been looking very actively yet because I don’t know specifically what I’m looking for except for knowing how it feels when I find it. I’m thinking that a telephone connection with another middle-aged Autistic woman like myself (I’m 59 but not picky about age) might assuage this hunger.

If you feel similarly and are willing to connect by phone or Skype, please contact me or leave a comment below. Thank you.

Judy (An Autism Observer)