I always say who better to learn about autism from than autistic people? So today I am sharing my favourite autistic YouTubers.
Young children will often not understand their own emotions / actions and as parents we need to interpret as best we can. However there are times when it can be particularly difficult for a neurotypical parent to understand an autistic child’s needs because the reality is we think differently. I personally don’t have many sensory needs so I needed others to point out to me that I need to consider the sensory needs of my kids.
Autistic adults are able to offer fantastic insight into our autistic children and I really recommend taking the time to read, listen, watch autistic adults talking about autism.
Here are some of my favourite autistic adults on YouTube.
Purple Ella is a disabled content creator and disability public speaker. A parent herself Ella is brilliant at explaining autism particularly in girls and children. Here is a really helpful video from Purple Ella on autism and masking.
The Aspie World
Dan at the Aspie World is an autism influencer with a huge following on YouTube. Dan talks about Asperger’s, ADHD, OCD & Dyslexia. Here is a video from The Aspie World on 5 Asperger Symptoms you need to know.
NeuroWonderful – Ask An Autistic
Amythest Schaber is another very popular autistic YouTuber and was one of the first autistic channels I came across. I find her explanations really useful, here is a video from Amythest on stimming.
The Autism Academy
You may have caught my recent interview with Loren Snow about his work as an autistic speaker and trainer. The Autism Academy is great for information on sensory processing, executive functioning, ADHD & OCD. Here is a video by Loren on executive functions.
Max J Green is an actor, producer, public speaker and YouTuber, he is also an ambassador for the National Autistic Society. His videos focus on autism and Asperger’s awareness. Here is his 2020 autism awareness special video.
Connor a content creator, speaker and YouTuber who also works with the National Autistic Society. Here is a topical video explaining why he ‘burnt’ the sunflower lanyard.
These are just a few of the autistic content creators out there, share any of your favourites in the comments below. You may also like my post on autistic insights where some autistic adults provide their top autistic insights for parents.
Absolutely brilliant – thank you, I am going to look into all of these!
All well worth a watch x
I am definitely saving this. I’ve been wanting to introduce J to others who are autistic as hes getting to the age where he is understanding a bit more that he is doing things differently to his friends. Thanks.
I’m sure he will love some of these. There are definitely some great videos on being different.
It’s great there’s so many resources freely available #KCACOLS
This is fab – such a great list 🙂 #KCACOLS
Having these videos is a great step forward for parents raising a disabled child. When I was raising my child (with Down Syndrome who is older now) I think that you tube would have been a very useful.
You are amazing. I found being a parent the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I can’t imagine the added challenges you’ve faced. Well done. Cheers for all the resources. #KCACOLS
What a great post. I’ve been diagnosed 12 years now and I’m still getting to grips with it. I have never really though of looking on YouTube so thank you for sharing these.
You are welcome I find them brilliant when I am learning about new things. It can be so helpful to have explanations from people who have experience of things themselves.
Your welcome always good to share our favourite info sources. Always new things to learn 😊
Never would have occurred to me to use You-Tube as this sort of resource. Thank you for the reminder that there is more there than music videos and whatever the hell my kid is watching #KCACOLS
I find myself using it for all sorts now especially ‘how to’ videos
This is brilliant! Thanks Jade, my kids will love it and have also shared 🙂
Great, thanks Amy x
Why didn’t my friend KingCobraJFS or Dragonlordfrodo make this list? Sad!