15 Must-Read Articles on The Autism Site Blog to Help You Understand Autism

AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250

Autism is a mind-bogglingly huge topic. There is so much to know about it. It’s hard to know where to begin in your search for knowledge and understanding.

Fear not! We’ve gathered 15 articles from The Autism Site Blog to get you started on your journey. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, and there is still much more information out there for you. However, this is a great starting point. It features basic introductions of the disorder, explanations of specific autism traits, and even controversial yet important issues within the autism community.

Whether you bookmark this page so you can save all these articles for later, or whether you pick and choose which topics you want to learn more about, we hope you find this resource helpful. Happy reading!

Adobe Stock/Kanstantsin

Adobe Stock/Kanstantsin

15. Are Your Friends Confused by Autism? This Answers SO MANY Questions!

This video in this post gets at the very basics of autism. What is it? What characterizes it? What causes it? For a really quick, surface-level brush-up on your autism knowledge, this is a fantastic resource.

14. “My Child Has Autism. Now What?” 12 Things You Can Do After the Diagnosis

An absolute must for any parent who has just received their child’s diagnosis. There is so much information out there, and you may be feeling very overwhelmed. In this post, we’ll help explain what you can do—as well as what you should definitely steer clear of.

13. Classic Autism, Asperger’s, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: The 3 Types of Autism

Adobe Stock/bst2012

Adobe Stock/bst2012

Autism Spectrum Disorder is now an umbrella term that includes these three previously individual diagnoses. However, it can still be helpful to know the different subtypes, as they’re still used within the autism community. This post breaks them all down and explains what technically characterizes each one. And there’s also a bonus type of autism at the very end—one that’s a bit more controversial.

12. 10 Myths Everyone with Autism is Tired of Hearing

Myths and misconceptions about autism abound, which makes myth-busting articles like this one an absolute necessity when educating yourself about the disorder. This article tears down some of the most common myths, as well as some of the most dangerous ones.

11. Is Autism Spectrum Disorder Becoming More Prevalent?

It’s a common question that people inside and outside of the autism community ask. This article talks all about what researchers currently know—and don’t know—about the apparent rise in autism diagnoses.

10. Your Child May Be Repeating Words Or Phrases Constantly — But What’s The Reason Behind It?

YouTube/Amythest Schaber

YouTube/Amythest Schaber

This post features a video from Amythest Schaber’s YouTube series, “Ask an Autistic.” In it, she explains a common characteristic of autism, called scripting. Here, you can learn what it is and what you should do about it, all from a person who has been there, done that!

9. Many On The Spectrum Have SPD. But What Is It, Exactly?

This is a great reference to learn the ins and outs of Sensory Processing Disorder—a common disorder that is comorbid with (appears alongside of) autism. From what exactly is going on in the mind of a person with this disorder to the studies that have unveiled more information about it, it’s a great way to learn more about someone you know who has sensory issues.

Check out even more articles on the next page!

Proper AUT autismsite_belowcontent
A. Stout received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing through Grand Valley State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In addition to being a passionate autism advocate, she is a member of various fandoms, a study abroad alumna, and an animal lover. She dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world someday.