Autism Resources

First things first: thank you for being here! If you're new, HERE is a link to my blog where I first openly discuss Jackson's Autism diagnosis in 2019. It was (& still is) quite a journey we've all been on but I felt sharing helped me cope & understand both my child & my parenting better. Feel free to just around & read other entries like To the Parent of A Newly Diagnosed Kid , Why "Functioning" Terms Are Trash , 23 Words to Know When Discussing Autism & Parenting , & ABA Therapy: Pros & Cons as well as many more!

 

Below are other resources I've gathered over the years. Unfortunately, I haven't felt comfortable with a majority of umbrella Autism Organizations because al seem tainted in some way. However, I have come across some smaller, non-profits that do the work without the limelight.

 

AMAZON STOREFRONT:

HERE is an every growing list of items we've found extremely beneficial with Jackson. Please keep in mind that every kid has different needs & what works for J may not work for your kid.

 

ORGANIZATIONS:

The Color of Autism Foundation (Non-Profit committed to educating & assisting African American families with Autistic children)

Lily's Voice & Cam Communicates (provides AAC [communication] devices to those in need)

Beaming Health & Learnfully are an incredible resources for those looking for anything Autism based. From screening advice to getting a diagnosis, peer reviewed articles, resources for therapies, & even Autistic Adult therapies / care.

  

FAVORITE AUTISTIC PEOPLE TO FOLLOW ON IG:

Tiffany Hammond (she/her) | @fidget.and.fries 

TJ (she/they) | @nigh.functioning.autism & featured blogs

Lou (she/her) | @neurodivergent_lou & featured blogs

Rebecca (she/her) | @reberrabon_bon

Morgan (they/she) | @neurodifferent

Martin (he/him) | @a_different_spectrum

Kaelynn (she/her) | @kaelynnvp

Ollie (they) | @myautisticsoul

Lilly & Indy (she/her) | @afriendforlillybug

@actuallyautistictiktoks

 

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS GUIDE

  

DENTAL CARE:

A Guide to Dental Care for Children with Autism from Byte

 

PROGRAMS:

Parent Programs

  

WAYS TO SUPPORT:

Donate to The Color of Autism Foundation

Donate to Lily's Voice