What social media channels do you recommend?
For anyone, but especially for parents of autistic children, I highly recommend following Jess Wilson, who writes at Diary of a Mom. Highly recommended. I also very highly recommend following Em Mainey, who puts out a ton of free resources via her NeuroWild channels. You can also license some of their brilliant graphics via their TPT page. Go through TPT if you are a therapist, teacher, social worker, SLP, or other professional with walls in an office in need of neurodivergent-affirming artwork that illustrates tricky concepts clearly and simply.
A few other facebook pages that are good to follow include:
- Fidgets and Friends, led by Tiffany Hammond, author of the NYT #1 Bestselling Children’s Book, A Day With No Words
- Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network
Websites (with social media links therein)
For ADHD specifically, I recommend following a young man named Connor DeWolfe, whose short form (i.e. 30 second long) videos are brilliant, and he’s on all platforms. He makes them funny, but his content is also well-informed and correct, on point.
If you are wondering whether you or someone you love might have ADHD? Watch Connor’s videos. If they are relatable? You’re probably ADHD. You might want to seek a diagnosis so that you can get some support and/or medication as advised. I have literally never met someone who’s ADHD and doesn’t feel these ways about life. If they’re not relatable, you might have something else going on.
For disability justice, I recommend following Sins Invalid. From their organizational bio, “Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project led by disabled BIPOC that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.”
For autistic adults who are speaking-privileged and who benefit from using scripts, I highly recommend someone that does not actually intend to produce content for autistics. His name is Jefferson Fisher.He’s a trial attorney and he makes short form videos to help people learn how to argue and communicate.
And I’m telling you? These are potentially a gold mine of scripts for speaking autistics who benefit from scripting. Seriously. Go take a whole day (I’m looking at you, ADHDers, and watch all of his videos.