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.
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.
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.
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.