The goal of this page is to try to gather together some potentially useful resources on autism and technology for autistic people. I may not be an old white man, but like Patrick Stewart here, my job gives me certain privileges – like being paid to write this website and to search twitter for useful information. So while I don’t claim to know what you will find useful, I will try to at least put some suggestions in one easy-to-use location. Most of this will be technological in some way, since that is one of the main focuses of my research, but that could be as simple as “it is available online”. If you have suggestions for inclusions on here, or general comments about the site please send me an email.
DART is principally about doing good research. Most of our work lately has been with young children and their families, or in schools. But we aim to do work which makes a difference to the lives of anyone and everyone on the spectrum. We hope you might find some of the resources listed below of interest.
- Lots of people with autism have recommended the online community Wrong Planet as a place to meet and chat to other people on the spectrum.
- If you’re struggling to get people around you to understand autism, why not have a look at this Ask Autism online training from the National Autistic Society, and developed by autistic people. I also really like this video which was created as a guide to autism for teenagers.
- This blog also considers the issue of how neurotypicals can be helped to understand autism better – scroll down for some insightful comments.
- If you prefer not to read, this Radio 4 programme, in which a woman with autism decribes her experiences, is good listening and might be useful for you or the neurotypicals in your life
- On the same topic you might be interested in this project, Keeping it Real, in which autistic self-advocates are working to provide support to teenagers with autism.
- If you’re an adult who has recently received an autism diagnosis, this booklet might be helpful.
- This online publication, SPECTRUM MAGAZINE recently launched and will be publishing fiction, poetry, art, essays and photographer by people with autism. And if you’re interested in autistic art, check out Artism by Jake – amazing portraits.
- For women with autism, you might want to sign up to this e-newsletter from the Autism Women’s Network.
- This article considers whether (and if so, how) you should disclose your autism to others.
- This website, Preparing for Adulthood, hosts some free webinars on useful topics like getting in to employment.