Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Resources & Trait Lists

The silent wave


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This page will be an ongoing labor a love, a work in progress.  [Her] current prediction (and goal) is that it will get updated semi-frequently, as [she]find new sources. 🙂

Last Updated: Wednesday 5 April 2017

Comprehensive Lists of Traits & Characteristics (with emphasis on adults, especially females):

Information on Neurodiveristy:

Excellent Books About Asperger’s/Autism, Written By Autistic People:


Excellent Books About Asperger’s/Autism, Written by Non-Autistic People:


Progressive, Autism-Friendly Publishers: (NEW!)


Professionals Who Provide Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Assessments (both will keep your results and status confidential; both take a positive and gender-neutral approach to Asperger’s/ASD):


Other Asperger’s/Autism Support Resources:

  • Auptima Press (excellent holiday survival guides and other resources)
  • Toni Boucher (talented consultant, 26 years experience)


Asperger’s/autism Spectrum Advocacy and Positive Research:


List of Personal Blogs written by Aspie/”ActuallyAutistic” people:

  • An Autism Observer (most comprehensive resource to date!  Organized into categories as well)


Excellent Positive, Creative, Humorous, and/or Open-Minded Resources:

  • The Art of Autism – “an international collaboration of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum and others who are neurodivergent” (their words)
  • Exceptional 2 Infinity – “Redefining neuro differences and intelligence through positive art”
  • Aspie Comic – a lighter/humorous side of Asperger’s (my description)
  • Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism (Thinking Autism Guide) – “What you need to know: from autistic people, professionals, and parents” (their description)
  • NT Speaks – an international collaboration in the spirit of light-hearted parody of “turning the tables” back on “puzzle-piece” organizations.  Brand-new and being built by a handful of people who also have busy daytime schedules/work demands – but keep checking back!
  • NeuroCosmopolitanism – “Nick Walker’s notes on neurodiversity, autism, and cognitive liberty”


Autistic Radio Shows/Chat/Etc:

  • AutChat – an Twitter-centric online community with structured weekly topics, all under the hashtag #autchat
  • David Snape – A place to show off your hidden talents (radio show and blog)


Building Bridges Between Asperger’s/Autistic People and Neurotypical People:

Source: Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Resources & Trait Lists – the silent wave

Ellie Seal Pups~ |

Cindy Nokes
Cindy Noke

Ellie Seal Pups~ |

Elephant Seal milk is the richest milk in the mammalian world, which it needs to be since elephant seals grow so rapidly. This cheeky seagull pecked this little pup causing him to unlatch during nursing, releasing milk, which the seagull tried to drink!
Elephant Seal milk is the richest milk in the mammalian world, which it needs to be since elephant seals grow so rapidly. This cheeky seagull pecked this little pup causing him to unlatch during nursing, releasing milk, which the seagull tried to drink!


Piedras Blancas in California has a thriving rookery of Northern Elephant Seals, a sub-species of the largest seals in the world reaching up to 5000 pounds and 16 feet in length.

Pups are born here…<read more>

Source: Ellie Seal Pups~ |

Are You Talking To Me?! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/250, ISO 450. Northern Cardinal

What did the tree say after a long winter?

What a re-leaf.

Interesting Fact: The oldest recorded Northern Cardinal was a female, and was 15 years, 9 months old when she was found in Pennsylvania.

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via Are You Talking To Me?! — Through Open Lens

Help to GoFund new Jaguar-Related Research – Art by Rob Goldstein

Please help Josh Gross fund his Master’s Research in Guyana — More about his GoFundMe Campaign on his blog.

Josh Gross | The Jaguar

Jaguar Looking at Camera by Eric Kilby. CC BY-SA 2.0

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Source: Help to GoFund new Jaguar-Related Research – Art by Rob Goldstein

Saving the seahorse | Letters from Athens

Diver Vassilis Mendoyannis was part of an archaeological team making an underwater inspection of the mining port in Stratoni, on the Halkidiki peninsula. Taking a detour to come out of the sea, he suddenly came upon a seahorse.
‘I was ecstatic,’ he says, ‘since, despite many years as a diver, I’d never come upon one of these creatures in the sea. Then we saw a second, and a third… The place was full of them! It was amazing.’

Source: Saving the seahorse | Letters from Athens

Why I home school… | toni1964blog

Why I home school…



I never wanted to home school. I was a powerhouse contractor with a business to run and I have six kids, and was taking care of my beloved Mom.  Home school?  Fifteen years ago I would laughed my head off and probably did, and guess what happened?  Yep. Home schooled my four left at home.  Why?

My hubs and I are products of public school but neither of us have a college education, although I am almost there!!  All of the children were in public school, and it was fine with a few little speed bumps a long the way, but nothing Too Bad, except for #1, and that was His Fault, not the school’s.

We moved one county away in 2002. We lived in a nice neighborhood, nice home, blah blah blah….county lines were changed and we were ‘slotted’ to a ‘town elementary school’. Still, no worries. The hubs and I went to look at the school, meet the principal, show the kids around, thinking it would be fine.  Upon our arrival, the school looked like any other school, perhaps not shiny and new, but fine. We met the principal and he took us on a tour, and showed us a Padded Room.  Seriously.  A Padded Room. My hubs and I looked at each other, neither of us understanding. Then the principal told us this is where the Bad Kids Go.  I couldn’t quite understand why he was telling us about kids having Detention in this Room. My kids did not go to detention; maybe a few times for something silly they had done, but they weren’t criminals or druggies or anything. They were little kids in elementary school for crying out loud. He then proceeded to tell us that there were Fights, Gangs, Drugs, Knives and Bad Behavior Constantly in this school.  How odd for a principal to say these things..[  ]

Source: Why I home school… | toni1964blog