I’ve noticed a dearth of information about autistic parents. To be clear, I’m talking about parents who have been diagnosed with autism, or strongly suspect they may be autistic. A Google search for “autistic mothers” produces many pages for mothers of autistic children (which is great, because they certainly need all the support they can get), the wikipedia entry on the “refrigerator mother” theory, and a couple of pages that actually talk about autistic parents.
This page is where I’m going to list those scant articles and resources I find, not only for my own convenience, but so others can easily find them as well.
- Autism Women’s Network’s series on Motherhood: Autistic Parenting
- Toronto Star: The Autism Project: Mothers with ASD ask why scientists are missing girls
- Toronto Star: The Autism Project: Mothers with autism share intimate details
- The National Autistic Society: Understanding a parent with autism: a guide for young people – this is more geared for the children of autistic parents
- Autistic Women’s Collective (Note: this is exclusively for autistic women or mothers of autistic girls) – Contains a section on autistic motherhood
- Musings of an Aspie – Asperger’s and Motherhood
- One Quarter Mama – personal blog of an autistic mother of an autistic boy
- Social Skills for Autonomous People’s post on the process of getting an autism diagnosis as an adult
- PsychCentral – Debunking 6 Myths About Asperger Syndrome – Pay close attention to #2