Resources and Scholarly Sources

My Resources (will be updated as they grow)


Autistic Self-Advocacy Books
  • Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking edited by Julia Bascom of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Navigating College: A Handbook on Self Advocacy (written for Autistic Students, by Autistic adults) compiled by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Empowering Leadership: A Systems Change Guide for Autistic College Students and Those with Other Disabilities compiled by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Typed Words, Loud Voices, an anthology edited by Amy Sequenzia and Elizabeth J. Grace
Autistic Self-Advocacy Links

These resources are part of a larger compilation which can be found on my Tumblr blog Here
  • Autistic Culture by Larkin Taylor-Parker: on the beauty, pain, and struggles of Autistic culture, and how it needs to grow.
  • This is Autism Flash Blog sponsored by Boycott Autism Speaks: a compilation of Autistic people speaking about what their autism is, rather than what Autism Speaks claims it is.
  • Love Not Fear Flash Blog: sponsored by Boycott Autism Speaks: a compilation of Autistic people speaking about love, support and why autism is not something to be feared in response to Autism Speaks.
  • Brief Definitions of Empathy Types by Lipstick-Autistic: explaining in concise terms the three types of empathy in people. Autistics can have any or a combination of these empathy types.
  • Sh*t People Say to Autistic People (video): YouTube video explaining what Autistic people have to deal with from people who are not autistic in terms of what people to say to us. Trigger warnings for ableism and the slurs used against Autistic people.
  • Don’t Mourn for Us by Jim Sinclair: on our existence not being a tragedy, and what we feel when you say you want a cure for autism.
  • Tumblr Tag: actuallyautistic(please do not post in this tag unless you identify as Autistic)
  • I Once Had A Neurotypical Tell Me: A blog on what neurotypicals say to Autistic people, other disabled people, people with mental illness, or otherwise neurodivergent people. May be triggering in some of the things that get to said to people.
  • Neurowonderful (blog) by Amethyst Schaber: various videos and postings that are often educational for anyone, in my opinion. Includes resources for Autistic people and people seeking to learn more about autism.
  • Messages from the Art Room by Kit Mead: a short piece on a safe place in high school, and how “neurotypical” shouldn’t be forced on Autistic people. Talks about ableism and was written for the #StopCombatingMe flash blog (against a bill that authorizes funding for the Combating Autism Act; another shorter explanation is here)
  • Balancing Act - a ramble by Kit Mead: on the difficulty of conversation and a fine balance between social skills training and damaging Autistic people.
  • Just Stimming (blog) by Julia Bascom: on a variety of Autistic advocacy topics. 
  • Autistic Hoya (Blog) by Lydia Brown: Lydia Brown is an Autistic and multiply disabled activist and scholar who speaks and writes on an extremely diverse array of disability topics, and also has many other resources available.
  • Autism Women’s Network (Website): “AWN is directed by & for Autistic women - providing community & resources for women & girls of all ages.”
  • The Autistic Self Advocacy Network: “The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens.”
  • Please, Don’t Use Labels on Me - And Us  by Kit Mead: on the inaccuracy of functioning labels and stigmatization and mistreatment of Autistic people through functioning labels. Contains discussion of ableism.


Sources (links)

Eugenics Books (secondary sources)

Better for All the World – Harry Brunius 
War Against the Weak - Edwin Black
Eugenic Nation – Alexandra Minna Stern
In the Name of Eugenics – Daniel Kevles 
The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism – Stefan Kuhl
Inheriting Shame: The Story of Eugenics and Racism in America – Steven Selden
Three Generations, No Imbeciles -- Paul A. Lombardo
The Sterilization of Carrie Buck - J. David Smith & K. Ray Nelson

Institutionalization Books (U.S.) (primary and secondary) (still being compiled)

Damnation Hospital – on Georgia’s Central State Hospital

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