Actually Autistic blog list of other writers on this important topic since these personal accounts are the force driving the current evolution of understanding beyond “text book” definitions and diagnoses.
Asperger’s from the Inside – very highly recommended youtube resource with linked blog etc
(I have limited this growing list to those books I have actually read or am poised ready to read and will keep adding to it as I go. For my reviews, visit my Goodreads profile.)
Asperger’s from the Inside – Michelle Vines
I Am Aspien Woman – Tania Marshall
Nerdy, Shy & Socially Inappropriate – Cynthia Kim
Pretending to be Normal – Liane Holliday Willey
Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World – Laura James
Thinking in Pictures – Temple Grandin
Women from Another Planet? Our Lives in the Universe of Autism – Jean Kearns Miller
The Autistic Brain – Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism – Barb Cook and Dr Michelle Garnett
Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism – Dawn Prince Hughes
Tania Marshall’s List of Women’s Asperger’s Traits (examples given are anecdotal, meant as a guide not a diagnosis and in an effort to steer female diagnosis away from rather limited criteria formulated from longstanding observations of Asperger’s males)
The Neurodiversity Academy – YouTube channel by award winning author Tania Marshall
Autism & Diet
Oxalates Control is a major new factor in autism therapy – The Great Plains Laboratory
See my Health Resources for many more oxalate resources
I no longer advocate the Medical Medium’s diet due to a conflict with its high-oxalate foods which was meant it was not appropriate for me and may not be for many others with this oxalate-hoarding trait (see my post Oxalates, pain and autism and other posts tagged “oxalates” for more on this). For more on why I dropped this diet plan and removed posts relating to it, see footnote at the end of …but it didn’t work for me. His books are worth reading for a fresh over-view of chronic health issues, digested with some circumspection and personal modification when it comes to the eating plan.
Autism – other topics
The controversy over ABA as “therapy”. I include this because the first time I witnessed this approach being used, in a film by autistic Chris Packham, it made my skin crawl and made me feel very fortunate that my traits were not noticeable to be picked up on as a child! It seems I am not the only one amongst the autism community. The idea that autistics can be trained or actually bullied into “being normal” (and the assumption that we are broken) is utterly abhorrent to me and this article makes a good case for this point of view: The Controversy Over Autism’s Most Common Therapy – Spectrum News.