Autism journals

  • Autism - The International Journal of Research and Practice
  • RESEARCH IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
  • PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH

    Aspergian Pride sites

  • Aspergian Pride Celebrating the accomplishments and the inherent worth of autistic people
  • Aspies for Freedom An international civil rights activist group
  • Aspergia Promoting the development of an Aspergian cultural identity
  • Autistic Advocacy A collection of autistic pride articles, with links to discussion groups
  • SpectrumHaven Information and chat for all people on the autistic spectrum
  • Autistics.org: The Real Voice of Autism Civil rights advocacy and resource links
  • No Autistics Allowed Michelle Dawson explores discrimination against autistics in Canada and elsewhere
  • Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical A parody of autism research
  • Autism Network International A self-help and advocacy organization
  • Autism National Committee Promotes the right to self-determination
  • CIBRA--Children Injured by Restraints and Aversives An advocacy group of parents and others seeking to end physical abuse of autistics
  • Autistic People against Neuroleptic Abuse An advocacy group that warns against dangerous and unnecessary medications
  • University Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Helpful information and advice for autistic students
  • Oddizm Humor, pictures, and civil rights information and links
  • Proudly Autistic Autistic pride T-shirts, etc.
  • Neurodiversity.com: honoring the variety of human wiring An excellent collection of resource links for understanding the concept of neurodiversity
  • Wikipedia on Neurodiversity Wikipedia's definition of the concept of neurodiversity
  • Multi Web Vista's Neurodiversity Page "Diversity is not just the way we look, but the way we think!"
  • Word Spy on Neurodiversity The Word Spy discusses the emerging concept of neurodiversity
  • A Place for All An essay about pride and the freedom to be oneself
  • Becoming Real An essay describing the joys of being an Aspie
  • The Raventones An autistic singer and her folk-jazz band celebrate the idea that human neurodiversity is Spirit-driven and necessary to the unfolding of humankind
  • Self Affirmation Pledge Lianne Holliday Willey's advice on cultivating a positive outlook
  • The Kingdom of Laurentius Rex A site promoting positive action
  • Reflections by elmindreda Writings discussing the autistic experience
  • Autistics Need Acceptance, Not Cure An article critical of "autism awareness"
  • Ray's Autism Page A parent discusses harmful myths and stereotypes
  • The Asperger's Express An autistic child is a "person, not a problem to be fixed."
  • Valerie Paradiz Promotes understanding and acceptance of the autistic community
  • On Our Own Terms: Emerging Autistic Culture An article on the history of autistic culture
  • Jim Sinclair's Web Site Personal articles and advocacy for autistic civil rights
  • Why Disability Rights Are Not Enough An article discussing employment discrimination
  • Curing Neuro-Bigotry "Autism is not a 'tragedy.' It is diversity."
  • Why Label? An essay on autistic identity and challenging prejudice
  • Wikipedia on Autistic Culture Wikipedia's article on the development of the autistic culture
  • This Way of Life Joel Smith's site about autism and advocacy
  • Celebrating Autistic Parents On the strengths and joys of the autistic family
  • Is Asperger's Syndrome/HFA Necessarily a Disability? Professor Simon Baron-Cohen describes autism as a different cognitive style
  • The Discovery of "Aspie" Criteria Tony Attwood and Carol Gray discuss positive traits
  • The Gifted Visual Spatial Learner An article about the educational needs of visual spatial learners
  • Autism and Computing A site that contains articles discussing the advantages of certain autistic traits in computer-related careers and how computers benefit the autistic population
  • Wikipedia on the Autism Rights Movement Wikipedia discusses the campaign for autistic civil rights
  • Ventura33's Neurodiversity Page A discussion of autistic civil rights and a writing challenge on a Star Trek fanfic site
  • My Little Rainman An autistic child's mother describes her pride and joy
  • Passing for Neurotypical What it's like for Aspergian families "in hiding"
  • The Hyperlexia Parents Network Helpful articles, success stories, and a discussion forum for parents of hyperlexic children
  • Leif's Page Discussion of neurological differences in information technology, as well as possible genetic origins of such differences, and an "Aspie Quiz" developed by autistics
  • AWEtism A mother expresses thankfulness for her blessings; this site sells T-shirts and other merchandise with positive "AWEtism" messages
  • Mimestream's Story An autistic mother shares her thoughts on life, art, and society's expectations
  • Not a Miracle: A Mother's View of "Autism Awareness" Why it's offensive to describe a competent autistic person as "a miracle"
  • Autism Diva Commentary on autism statistics, debunking the "epidemic" myth
  • Ettina's Rants Essays on social attitudes toward autism and other neurological differences, with a link to the author's informational site about various developmental conditions
  • Whirled Peas Reflections on life's puzzling questions and the importance of being oneself
  • I've Heard Things "A different way of viewing the world and unusual learning methods does not mean that a person is defective or genetically bad"
  • For Mothers of Autistic Children A Mother's Day 2005 wish for acceptance and understanding
  • Autism Research and Prenatal Testing Autism researchers are currently developing a prenatal test; routine abortion of autistic children may be less than 10 years away
  • The Autistic Distinction An essay on the need for social acceptance of neurological differences as a healthy and natural part of human diversity
  • Cheese-a-Phone A proud father's photos and anecdotes about family life with his two young autistic sons
  • Whose Planet Is It Anyway? Blunt comments on civil rights, neurodiversity, and consciousness-raising
  • The Autism Prenatal Testing Eugenics Programme A mother asks: Where is the public outcry?
  • Cuckoo's Nest A mother discusses her experiences and her views of autism
  • Would you have allowed Bill Gates to be born? Bioethics professor Arthur Caplan discusses the issue of prenatal testing for autism
  • Neurodiversity Weblog Kathleen Seidel's blog discussing her efforts to raise awareness of neurodiversity issues
  • Ballastexistenz Amanda Baggs' blog discussing autistic liberation and disability rights issues
  • Neurodiversity Chain Letter A parent's comments on developing a more tolerant and inclusive society
  • Apology What would cause an autism research scientist to resign his position for ethical reasons?
  • Just let them be kids "My son and others like him are not defective..."
  • Social Minority Group A declaration seeking recognition by the United Nations of the autistic community as a social minority group
  • Autistic Success A mother's views on inclusion and acceptance of autistic children
  • Ian Johnson's neurodiversity blog "In this blog, my main purpose will be to explain the concept of neurodiversity as applied to my own life..."
  • Autiemom Speaks Out A mother's blog advocating social acceptance and respect for autistics
  • Homo Autistic: Notes from the Autism Ghetto A blog supporting autistic civil rights
  • Special Education and the Concept of Neurodiversity An article on positive approaches toward neurological differences in the classroom
  • Autism: Getting the Truth Out An activist site that takes a critical look at autism awareness stereotypes
  • Lindadiva's Autism Rights Page A site discussing prejudice against autistics
  • A Changeling's Alternate Reality Story: Halloween 2005 A tale of becoming, in others' eyes, something not quite human...
  • Asperger's: making intelligence a disease A professor of psychiatry discusses the emotional harm done to many children by the negative social value judgments in medical and disability labels
  • Random reminiscing ramblings A blog dealing with human rights issues in the context of autism
  • ASPIES--a place for self-advocacy Advocacy ~ Support ~ Pride ~ Identity ~ Education
  • Autvocate A father's site with discussion and links concerning autism and disabilities rights
  • neurodiversity (idea) "The concept that variance in neurological structure adds needed diversity to the human race."
  • A Touch of Alyricism A blog dedicated to the equally fascinating topics of autistic advocacy and the sisterly sophistries of radical gender feminism
  • Constructing Autism A professor describes autism as a social construct that arose in the context of the modern world's anxieties about environmental contamination and cultural and technological change
  • The Lucitania Hindenberg Foundation A website that seeks to improve social attitudes toward autism and argues against the use of extreme and negative language such as "catastrophe" in describing the autistic population
  • Autistic Pride A forum for positive events and thoughts relating to autism spectrum conditions
  • Farewell to Holland A response to the widely circulated essay "Welcome to Holland" about raising a child with a disability
  • Autist Art: Autism with an Attitude An online source for autistic pride and anti-cure merchandise, with links to autistic advocacy sites
  • Neurodiversity: In Praise of Dappled Things An essay on appreciating the beauty of natural differences as a part of God's creation
  • Say it loud, autistic and proud A magazine article describing autistic activists' struggle to establish basic rights and to end prejudice and discrimination
  • Autistic Conjecture of the Day A blog that highlights the absurdity of all the unfounded speculation about causes of autism
  • Aspies.co.uk A parent writes: These sensitive, intelligent people have so much to offer I don't believe they should be "cured" or forced to be "normal"
  • Susan Senator A mother writes about her emotional journey to acceptance and understanding of her autistic son
  • Autistics Speak An article that challenges the disability stereotypes perpetuated by groups such as Autism Speaks and the resulting prejudices
  • Tales of an Aspie Freedom Fighter A blog that discusses the autistic civil rights movement from a personal viewpoint, with the focus on the motivation and mind-set of those involved
  • Autism's Edges A mother's blog on life, love, and learning with a child at the edges of the autism spectrum
  • The Joy of Autism The blog of a mother who writes that she is learning to look at the world through her son's transparent coloured blocks
  • Action For Autism Parental concerns, the dangers of quack treatments, and the importance of positive language are among the topics discussed by a father in his blog
  • 29 Marbles A father's thoughts and discussion on autism and its impact on individuals and society
  • Autistic Culture "Here you can read about autism and the many aspects of our culture"
  • Processing in Parts The author describes her blog as "notes from my own corner -- or spectral line -- of the autistic spectrum"
  • Autismland A mother's blog about life with her autistic son
  • MOM - Not Otherwise Specified "On raising a son on the autism spectrum, progressive politics, pop culture, and coffee addiction"
  • Autism Hub Autism Hub takes the best in autism related blogging and pulls it all together in one easy-to-access interface
  • Autism Demonized A blog monitoring and detailing the ways in which autism and autistic people are demonized and dehumanized, and the real-life consequences for autistic people
  • The Voyage A mother's blog about life, family, home-education and autism
  • A Matter of Perspective An essay on society's attitudes toward disability and eugenics
  • Autism - Natural Variation Dispels crackpot theories of autism, criticizes questionable treatments, attacks stereotypes and demeaning descriptions, and highlights good science
  • Abnormaldiversity A blog opposing neurological discrimination and asserting the value of all human beings
  • Rett Devil A woman with Rett syndrome writes: "your kids can do more, and they want to do more, and they need to do more. Join me in raising some hell"
  • Commentary on Autism, Disability, and the World A former ABA therapist advocates understanding of differences and acceptance of neurodiversity
  • A Disturbing Timepiece A mother writes: "Eugenics is a scary word for anyone who believes in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, the term becomes especially scary for me when it's used in reference to my own children"
  • Autism: Deal With It! A blogger who calls himself "The Autistic Jedi" goes into battle against prejudice, seeking to turn our society away from the Dark Side
  • Autism for Parents A good starting point for parents trying to learn more about autism, with information and links to a wide variety of resources - both on and offline
  • Hard Won Wisdom A mother writes: "As a parent and teacher... here is the blog never around when I needed it. I hope it helps!"
  • The Rettdevil's Rants A blog about disability rights and the fight against bigotry and hypocrisy
  • Autism Vox A blog in which an autism mother gets on her soapbox
  • Simul Iustus et Peccator A blog that addresses a variety of issues related to neurodiversity, disability rights, and gender identity
  • Aspie Dad An autistic father writes about his family: "We are happy, independent people with advanced college degrees (well, our son doesn't have one - yet) and have a good life..."
  • Autism, Life and Liberty A Texas father comments on his love for his autistic son and the need for our society to learn tolerance and acceptance of neurological differences
  • Neurodiversity and Democracy An article that addresses the need for modern democracies to accept neurological differences as a natural and beneficial subset of human diversity
  • Mum is Thinking A mother's blog about raising an autistic child (as an autistic adult), painting, homeschooling, and family
  • Andrea's Buzzing About A blog that discusses autistic human rights issues from a social theory perspective
  • The Autism Acceptance Project A Canadian nonprofit group that seeks to tap into human potential and dignity
  • Aspies Inc. Is Asperger Syndrome a disability or a gift? YES.
  • It's All Okay A mother writes: "Our future is bright and promising. This beautiful child grows and reaches new heights every day. Yeah, he's not typical. But is that really such a terrible thing?"
  • My Act of Combating Neurobigotry A modern-day gladiator goes into the arena of cyberspace to do battle for autistic civil rights
  • My Quirky Boy A mom writes about her life with her three-year-old son, who "has Autism, and that is not a bad thing, it does not mean that there is anything wrong with him, or that he needs to be fixed"
  • Abby's Neurodiversity Blog Information and opinions about issues affecting the autistic community today
  • Beautiful Autism A father's home video of a happy and cherished autistic daughter
  • Autistic Pride Day Blog Photos and stories about two beautiful and proud young autistic dancers who perform to raise awareness of neurodiversity
  • Autistic Video Videos, animations, and music videos made by people on the autistic spectrum
  • The Face of Autism The first five years in the life of "a wonderful, exuberant, mostly non-verbal boy with autism"
  • Jared at the Park A father's view of his "beautiful boy" running around and playing
  • I'm An Aspie An inspirational site that discusses strategies for the autistic life
  • What are they thinking? The blog of a proud mother of six children, five of whom are autistic
  • Don't Mourn for Us Video A video montage of an autistic child's first three years
  • The Autism Acceptance Project Video A video celebrating the lives of autistic artists and people
  • The Autism Life Resources and a discussion forum to help parents, caregivers, family, and friends learn about autism
  • Beautiful Child The story of an autistic boy and his family learning and loving and growing together... a story of acceptance for all children regardless of labels
  • Life in the New Republic A mother describes her life with an autistic son and how she finds the Jedi philosophies of Star Wars to be useful
  • Acceptance, Wouldn't It Be Nice A video of a young autistic child playing in the ocean and hugging his mother
  • With a Child's Heart Scenes from an autistic boy's day at home and at preschool
  • The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network A nonprofit organization providing support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to change public perception and combat misinformation by educating communities
  • The Autism Crisis Michelle Dawson's blog about the science and ethics of autism advocacy
  • Ed's Autism Page The blog of an autistic man who believes "that autism can be seen in better ways, respect can encourage potential in everyone, and there are many ways to celebrate diversity."
  • Whitterer on Autism A mother comments upon the more humorous aspects of keeping company with autistic children
  • Incorrect Pleasures The blog of an autistic stay-at-home mom who collects interesting facts and figures involving autistic culture and other related themes
  • The Vision Splendid A father envisions a day when "all neurodivergent people will be seen for the beautiful and fascinating individuals they are, and the word 'normal' shall be rendered forever meaningless."
  • How to Spot Bias in Research In a column written for the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Morton Ann Gernsbacher points out how research on autistics and other groups is often biased by unfounded assumptions
  • The Posautive YouTube Group A large collection of positive videos featuring autistic people
  • The Art of Understanding The blog of a self-identified autistic who writes that he also self-identifies as gay and doesn't have a diagnosis for that either
  • Jazzbo Catslave TR Kelley's blog about neurodiversity, cats, and random acts of kindness
  • Autism Issues A father seeks to share his journey, past and present, showing the joy and problems of autism
  • In My Language A video about different ways of interacting with the world
  • Aspie Home-Education "A parent who really desires to understand his child does not look at him through the screen of an ideal..."
  • Gestalt An autism and psychology discussion forum
  • Club 166 Where a dad of two great kids (one on the autism spectrum) muses about life
  • Mom Embracing Autism The blog of a busy homeschooling mom of 4 children, one of whom is autistic
  • Existence is Wonderful A blog about transhumanism, radical life extension, and neurodiversity
  • Autism Parents Forum A forum for pro-neurodiversity parents of autistic kids
  • This Is Who I Really Am An autistic blogger who signs herself "unashamed" writes about her love of life
  • Asperger Square 8 "We all have labels, acknowledged or not, because the world has an unmanageable number of facets..."
  • Pictures of You A slideshow of a parent's pictures of a happy little girl
  • One Dad's Opinion A father writes: "I have three cherished sons, one of whom is autistic, and this occurrence in my life has opened my eyes to the sometimes wonderful, always interesting world of autistic perspective."
  • Posautive A site highlighting videos with positive content about autistic people
  • Life With Joey A mother of "two lovely boys, one with autism" shares her experiences
  • The Reason: The Joy of Adam Images of a little boy growing, learning, and enjoying life
  • Astrid's Journal A young woman who is blind and autistic blogs about disability rights
  • Autism Bites A father writes a humorous account of his life with six autistic children
  • The Spectra Quarterly An online quarterly journal aimed at the professional community, about autism, written by autistics.
  • The Pentecostal Pariah A mother of three children, two of whom are on the autistic spectrum, writes of her life as "a good but imperfect member of God's family."
  • Autism Isn't All Negatives! An autistic teenager writes about his experiences and advocates acceptance of neurodiversity
  • Wherein I Talk To Myself The blog of a young, liberal, autistic autodidact writing about whatever is on her mind
  • Autista A blog about a father's attempts to be useful to his eleven-year-old son who has an autism diagnosis
  • What Kind Of World Do We Want "The only kind of normal is diversity"
  • An Autistic Speaks About Autism Speaks A "Daily Kos" article from the neurodiversity side of the autism debate
  • Slow and Steady The blog of a creative, married mom of 2 boys with developmental delays
  • Society for the Prevention of Autism Prevention An autistic university student blogs about her life and thoughts
  • Dyssocial Butterfly The journal of an autistic person who envisions a world "where people of all shapes and sizes and abilities and differences are accommodated and celebrated"
  • Autistic Input A blog about autistic integration and involvement in society
  • Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher's Laboratory Autism and language comprehension research articles
  • And Stimming With Rainbows of Every Design The blog of an autistic teen who wants the world to become autistic-friendly
  • My thoughts on... An autistic woman blogs about her advocacy work and future research in the field of autism
  • Biodiverse Resistance A blog "in defence of biodiversity in all its forms, liberty, equality and the freedom to be different"
  • It is not a disease, it is a way of life A news article about the campaign to celebrate difference, rather than cure it
  • humans A website advocating for, and providing information to, people on the autistic spectrum and their friends and families
  • D and DJ's Weekend Two autistic boys who communicate with keyboards become close friends
  • My Autistic Boy and Other Adventures in Fatherhood A dad's anecdotes about family life
  • An Unauthorized Neurotypical Thinks and Feels Among Boxes A girlfriend of an Aspie contemplates neurodiversity issues and what it means to be normal
  • Liv's Journey A father describes his life with five children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum
  • First signpost late in life The blog of a recently diagnosed Aspie who describes himself as "happy, healthy, well employed and married to a woman that I love very deeply"
  • You and Your Quirky Kid In a Newsweek article, a mother expresses her concerns about modern society's labeling of children's differences
  • Mother of Shrek A mom blogs about her hope for a more understanding and accepting world
  • Uncle Sam's Cabin Opinions about politics, American culture, religion, and raising children
  • Autistic Symphony "Far from being a medical monster, autism is one of our culture's greatest strengths."
  • Stop. Think. Autism. A mother advises other parents to stop and take a deep breath -- autism is not the end of the world
  • Autistic Civil Rights A look at the rights and dignity of autistic individuals
  • Much Brighter A blog about teaching and accepting autistic children
  • Reports from a Resident Alien A journal exploring the experience of being autistic in today's world
  • A Day in the Life Every day experiences of a family living, breathing and celebrating Autism and ADHD
  • I'm Not "Wrong" A blog written by an autistic woman who trains dogs
  • Odd One Out Reality with a refreshing slice of aspie  
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    Crimes comitted against autistics by swedish social authorities

    Purpose and background

    For swedish readers of this site I want to make it clear that this site in swedish legislation is journalistic and the site is registered with PRV as a newspaper with number 24982. Non-swedish readers might find it odd that freedom of speech does not exist in Sweden, since a law called PUL prevents citizens from publishing names of people working in our social offices. This law does not apply to journalistic material.

    Our premature son that has been kidnapped by social authorities

    Alexander's weight clearly demonstrate the trauma he went through when he was placed in foster care.

    Presentation

    Alexander was born on April 9, 2004. He was born almost three months prematurely. He was in intensive care for a month, and then were transfered to a neonatal ward. The social authorities started an investigation already when he was only days old. Already from the start it was obvious the plan was to place him in foster care. There were talks to investigate our family on a HVB facility. However, this proposal was then withdrawn quickly as we opposed it. Just before Alexander would normally have been sent home from the hospital, and we be given the necesary instructions for his care, he was instead taken from us.

    There really is no valid reason for these actions. People being socially different is not a valid argument for kidnapping their children, but this is exactly what swedish social authorities frequently do to families. The primary responsibility in this case lies on Birgitte Kropf, who did a very subjective and biased investigation that were later used in the courts.

    When we claimed our social differences were due to Asperger's syndrome, we were not believed. Instead, it was claimed that we were bad parents. Not even as our now eleven years old daughter got here autism diagnosis have these people admitted their errors. It seems like swedish courtst believe more in gossip from the foster family and statements by lawers that have no idea what autism is.

    According to the UN declaration of human rights, this cannot be interpreted as anything else than criminal behavior by the country of Sweden. Sweden has signed this declaration, but does not follow it. One also would think that Sweden, that often has moral concerns about other countries actions, would first check out how their own officials behave in relation to families.