AS in the Media

ADULT ASD IN THE MEDIA,

__Portland Adults – Russell Pike was on a KATU News segment about a grant to study successful autistic people in the work place.

__Professional – Level Advocacy on Behalf of Adults http://autisticadvocacy.org/ ___

”Wide-Angle Advocacy” Internet Sites and Specialized Topic Discussion Lists A positive web site relating to AS women:

*Extraordinarily Positive and “complete” website on and for adult women with an extensive comment section: http://taniaannmarshall.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/moving-towards-a-female-profile-the-unique-characteristics-abilities-and-talents-of-asperwomen-adult-women-with-asperger-syndrome/ A link on her web site leads you to a page featuring some aspects of her professional life. (She’s studied and researched with Tony Attwood in Australia.) http://taniaannmarshall.wordpress.com/about/

*One advocate’s long-time take on autism, her poetry and creative life, advocacy and adult concerns: [Amanda] “Mel Baggs” fascinating website. She’s recently changed her first name: http://ballastexistenz.wordpress.com/

*Major national Portland-based ASD Self-Advocate’s Blog Page (Karla Fisher) Google her name and discover the Internet territory her writings and activities covers. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karlas-ASD-Page/155369821204141?sk=info and her main Web site: http://asdculture.wikispaces.com/

*One “Granddaddy of an adult issues ASD Website” Alex Plank’s “Wrong Planet”  http://wrongplanet.net/new-wrong-planet/ and his dedicated topic forums: http://wrongplanet.net/forums/

* Lists of Famous People either formally Diagnosed or “Retrospectively Diagnosed”
http://www.asperger-syndrome.me.uk/people.htm

*Wikipedia listing of “famous historical figures” “likely” or actually on spectrum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrospective_diagnoses_of_autism

*Another list of ten historic figures (some duplicates) http://robephiles.hubpages.com/hub/Ten-Historical-Figures-Who-May-Have-Had-Aspergers-Syndrome

*A much longer list than “the usual.” http://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/autism/famous-autistic.php

Publishers Specializing in ASD Publications and a bit about the book business

*Jessica Kingsley Publishing Company http://jkp.com/search/index.php?s=Asperger+Syndrome

*Future Horizons Publishing Company http://fhautism.com/books-and-resources/

*Autism/Aspergers Publishing Company http://www.aapcpublishing.net/bookstore.aspx

*Website Featuring Top Forty or So [+] Books from various publishers. https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/aspergers

___Major Self-Publishing Sources

*LULU.com. Website of major self-publishing publisher.. https://www.lulu.com/

*iUniverse:http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/AdvancedSearch/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=asperger%20syndrome

* Amazon’s CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/diyauthor3?

Video Series and Film Listings

Mostly Video Series, TV and Cable/Live Streaming *http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/12/1178226/-Top-10-Apparently-Asperger-Characters-in-Film-TV#. Has a short list of features, good description of each, and extensive commentary, Listing is a year and a half old. Movies made “for the small screen.”

*http://flavorwire.com/405314/television-on-the-spectrum-the-best-and-worst-depictions-of-asperger-syndrome-on-tv. 15 lisings. About a year old.

Short, opinion-laden reviews. *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_spectrum_disorders_in_the_media Not a bad introduction to “history.” Use mouse click to access additional items and discussion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome_in_popular_culture

*http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/films-and-documentaries Autism Speaks List of ASD Movies (Many relate to children on spectrum; caution urged for some productions with “Curebie” orientations. Read carefully, the list identifies some fairly obscure video or film productions.)

*http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/04/health/04aspe.html?_r=0 Limited range of films – NY Times Review “Asperger Syndrome on Screen and in Life” Good writing.

*http://www.autism-help.org/autism-movies-books.htm. A quirky list of oddball and relatively rare films and videos.

*http://www.imdb.com/list/ls051811246/. Slightly dated list of 37 movies, some quite obscure and otherwise difficult to find at a comprehensive video rental site. AS Characters or strong AS themes. Note: For ordering actual “hard copies” of obscure DVD’s and CD’s, consider contacting CD Baby in NE Portland at 81st and NE Airport Drive. They are an independent and regional distributor of small labels and rare digital media. Also, consider using Movie Madness on SE Belmont.

___List of Fictional Characters in the Media *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_characters_on_the_autism_spectrum This Wiki list consists of fictional characters in Film, Comics, Literature, Television, Theatre and Video Games. The article urges caution with regard to listings NOT well-supported by additional evidence.

 

List of individuals “speculated” to have been autistic

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_speculated_to_have_been_autistic. With well-written cautions, this list is a fairly comprehensive for naming some (but not THAT many historical figures) “retrospectively diagnosed” as falling somewhere on the autistic spectrum. Please note: Wiki editors are very clear about their concerns regarding unsubstantiated details of many named individuals. Famous or Well-Known “Current Figures”

___http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_autism_spectrum_disorders. This list is a “shortcut” to identifying some well-known contemporary individuals on the spectrum.

___”Easy” Starter List

Temple Grandin Ph.D.

Ari Ne’emann (ASAN)

John Elder Robison ASAN

Michael J. Carley GRASP

Stephen Shore Ed.D.AUTHOR, LECTURER, SPECIAL EDUCATION PROFESSOR

Donna Williams Ph.D. [Australia] PROLIFIC AUTHOR AND COUNSELING PROFESSIONAL

Tim Page MUSIC CRITIC JOURNALISM PROFESSOR

Rudi Simone AUTHOR and ARTIST

Liane Holiday Willey AUTHOR EDUCATOR EDITOR

Jerry and Mary Newport PUBLIC SPEAKER and AUTHOR

Phil Schwarz ORGANIZATIONAL GOVERNANCE EXPERT and DIVERSITIES MEDIATOR

Alex Plank WEB HOST

Dawn Prince Hughes PRIMATE BEHAVIORAL EXPERT and AUTHOR

Genevieve Edmonds [UK] PROLIFIC AUTHOR

Michelle Dawson [Canadian] MAJOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Jim Sinclair CO-FOUNDER OF ANI-L; REHABILITATION COUNSELING PROFESSIONAL

Deena Gassner MSW CLINICAL COUNSELOR Scott M. Robertson Ph.D.

___Influential Professionals NOT on the spectrum:

*Tony Attwood, Ph.D.

Maxine Aston

Ashley Stanford

Barbara Bissonette

Paul Wehman Ph.D

Fred Volkmar, MD

Ami Klin, Ph.D.

Hans Asberger, MD

Leon Kanner, MD

Uta Frith, Psychologist/Researcher

Lorna Wing, MD

Patricia Howlin, Ph.D.

Simon-Baron Cohen, Ph.D.

Judith Gould, Ph.D.

Edward Ritvo, MD

 

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