I know how overwhelming it can be when you are trying to find information when your child has been diagnosed on the Spectrum. So many websites, so little time…
To try to help a little bit I have compiled a list below of some of the online resources available to those of seeking further information, as well as some of my own popular posts which share a bit about our experiences with Aspergers.
- From the edges of the Spectrum
- Let me tell you a story
- What would I tell you?
- Not better, not worse, just different
- Coming out from under the table
- Funding, diagnostic criteria and other fun topics
- The top five things you should know about Melatonin
- What Autistic looks like
- Victorian Autism Conference Day One and Day Two
I also blog with an amazing group of women over at Autism: In our own words. It’s an amazing resource, filled with stories from parents on all aspects of the Autism journey.
These are all sites I have used personally, or have been recommended to me. It’s by no means conclusive and I can’t vouch for the information contained on the sites, but you might find it a useful starting place.
Authors & Experts
Tony Attwood – “This website is a guide for parents, professionals and people with Asperger’s Syndrome and their partners. In this site you will find issues related to Asperger’s Syndrome, resources, resource papers Tony has authored, related topics and Tony’s presentation schedule.”
Sue Larkey – “International author, Autism Spectrum specialist, teacher” Sue also runs a fabulous Facebook page, where she hosts regular discussions and Q&A sessions.
Organisations & Support Networks
Amaze (formally known as Autism Victoria) - http://www.amaze.org.au/
Aspergers Syndrome Support Network - http://www.assnvic.org.au/
Autism Advisory and Support Service - http://www.aass.org.au/
Stuff with Thing - a wonderful blog written by Marita, a mum with two girls on the spectrum. Her tag line is “Sometimes people have autism and that’s ok” – seriously what’s not to love?
Kate Says Stuff – Kate blogs about all aspects of life, with a focus on life with her delightful kids. Two of them happen to be on the spectrum.
The I Love You song - Suz writes an amazingly beautiful blog about her family, her boy Batsman and their autism journey.
Yeah. Good Times - Jill blogs about her 2 boys, one on the spectrum and one not. She is hilarious and looks at the challenges special needs kids face with a good dose of humour , the occasional swear word and a huge helping of snark.
MagnetoBold Too – She rants, she swears and she is one of the most awesome Autism bloggers around.