Here's why. You know all those amazing autism blogs and YouTube videos and websites about autism with great autistic and parent ally voices that you've heard of but never had time to look through in depth? Autistikids has combed through them for you and highlighted some of those that best explain what it's like to be autistic and the things important to autistic people. From Emma's Hope Book, to Diary of a Mom, to Invisible Strings, to Tiny Grace Notes, to John Elder Robison and many, MANY more, Autistikids has collected snippets of their writings explaining a wide variety of autism related topics all in one place. (With permission, of course!) Everything from stimming to melt downs to school to self-advocacy...it's all there.
In short, Autistikids is a way to quickly and easily connect people who are interested in learning about autism from a wide range of people who are on the spectrum, and some parent allies. And I might be a bit biased, but I think it's ridiculously awesome.
So go check it out! And give us your feedback! This is day one of the website going live, and we want to know what you think and how we can make the website even better!!!!! You can leave feedback in the comments section or, better yet, take the survey after you visit! I have no money to pay you with for doing so, but just imagine I'm sending you the best hug you've ever received - yes, I'm talking about an imaginary Caley-style hug, the type of hug that turns hugs into an art form. In other words, I would be very grateful if you did so! Here's the survey and you can check out the website itself at this link:
Can you tell I'm excited about this?