If you’re looking for inspirational, educational and emotive blogs surrounding autism, you've come to the right place. Here we present the 15 most inspirational personal autism blogs of 2015.
As you know, there’s no shortage of high-quality personal lifestyle blogs, especially those documenting the journey of a loved one who is on the autistic spectrum. But we decided to separate the ones that are good with the ones that are truly great.
Whether you’re a part of the world of autism and everything that surrounds it, or simply one who likes be inspired and connect with these great people, these blogs will give you the resource, tips and insight to fully understand the world of those who care for a loved one who is autistic.
Autism Daddy is a personal journey in to the world of a father who has a son with none-verbal autism, which offers inspiration, warmth and comical ranting (his words, not ours).
This blog stands out from the crowd in particular, purely due to its straight talking aesthetic. Autism Daddy shares every last detail of his son’s life, no matter how unpleasant they may seem.
This transparency is really quite charming, and it’s not surprising to see the blog has had over 3 million views in its life time and over 100,000 followers on Facebook.
A real inspiration and insight for all parents, a must read.
Flappiness Is... offers priceless amounts of advice and an insight in to the combined world of parenting and autism.
Leigh Merryday is a married teacher, school media specialist and mother of two children. Her son Callum is four years old and is autistic. This isn’t the families first journey involving autism, and her detailed posts offers endless pieces of advice and her story so far, which really is a pleasure to read and appreciate.
Flappiness Is... reaches out to ASD families and individuals in the most positive way, so be sure to return the favour...
We Go With Him
We Go With Him, oa journey through “autismland” with Charlie, a teenager on the severe end of the autism spectrum, documented and written by his mother, Kristina Chew.
Being a classics professor and translator of Greek and Latin, many of Kristina’s posts incorporate her interests of reading, literature and teaching with the love, passion and life-experiences involving her wonderful son.
Captivating, heart-warming and educational are just a few words that spring to mind, you’ll soon see just how unique and welcoming this blog is with the first paragraph.
Squidaliciousis a well-known blog and has been sharing and inspiring since 2003, and continues to do more of the same with each post.
Shannon Des Roches Rosa AKA Squid Rosenberg has created a space dedicated to her son, Leo. Many of the current topics on the blog include the understanding and acceptance of autism, technology and vaccines (to name just a few).
CThis blog is a hub for inspiration, particularly for those who are at the start of their journey involving autism. Shannon was once afraid of autism because she simply didn’t know any better, but her journey with her son is truly amazing to read and offers an in depth insight in to the world of Autism.
Squidaclious is more and more inspiring with each read.
Stimey opens up her world for everybody to read, and it’s clear that many people are benefiting from reading her blog.
Stimey and her son, Jack, are both on the autism spectrum and her highly personal blogs are a joy to read and proves that autism is more different than you may think.
Having had her work published in places like the “Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” and “Easy to Love but Hard to Raise”, you instantly know that the experiences and advice you’re reading is all valuable.
If you haven’t already, then you should right now!
Lost and Tired
Lost and Tired is the life of a single Dad, Rob Gorski, and his journey in raising his three boys, all of which are on the autism spectrum.
Although the blog often touches on the difficulties that he faces as a parent, every post is hugely uplifting and really inspiring, a true pleasure to read.
Rob is also creator of the widely popular My Autism Help Forums and also co-founder of Guardian Locate.
Clearly a busy man, but always finds the time to blog about his life experience and the journey of his three boys. Great to read, be sure to tune in and hit him up on twitter!
Autism from a Father’s Point of View
Stuart Duncan has become a highly influential figure in the world of Autism online, and his brilliant blog is just one his achievements so far.
His oldest son Cameron was diagnosed with Autism and having recognised many similarities amongst one another was diagnosed with Aspergers himself at the age of 36.
Autism from a Father’s Point of View. offers endless valuable advice covering a range of topics surrounding Autism, along with highlights of the current projects Stuart is leading, including the ever popular Autcraft which has helped thousands of children to gain confidence whilst learning how to create relationships.
A really interesting blog to read, which I’m sure you’ve already had the pleasure of reading, if not, please do!
Alex Lowery Speaks About Autism
Alex Lowery was diagnosed with autism when he was just 4 years old and has faced a difficult journey in his life.
Today, he is a public speaker and trainer on autism who is hugely passionate about raising awareness of autism.
His blog is really quite fantastic, offering his knowledge and vast life experience so far, along with recommendations and reviews surrounding everything autism.
Autism with a side of fries
Autism with a side of fries shares the experience of a mother living life with a son on the autism spectrum, documenting her day to day outings and expressing her opinions surrounding autism.
Honest and informative, a blog that has you coming back for more each time (trust us, it does). Plus, already having 649 members on Google and over 1 million page views, the figures clearly back this up.
Remember, a side of fries makes anything better!
Autism Tank is the thoughts and opinions of Hailey, a special education teacher for students with autism.
Her blog boasts tons of autism resources and support, all from a person with first-hand experience for over 7 years; where else would you need to go?
Documenting her work in great detail, this is a particularly useful blog for those working with autistic children, and be prepared to see a few posts surrounding her cute dogs!
Autism and Oughtisms
Bubbles Make Him Smile
Share the life experiences of Tanaya, a mother documenting her love and pride for her son.
Catch every special moment in the life of Bryce, a boy who was diagnosed with autism just before his third birthday.
Prepare to feel heart-warmed and inspired by the life events and short stories which can be seen on Bubbles Make Him Smile.
Diary of an Imperfect Mum
Before becoming an educational consultant, Catie aka Diary of an Imperfect Mum, worked in primary education for 8 years.
Her blog tackles many of the issues surrounding autism today, whilst also devoting the majority of her posts to the upbringing of her child who is autistic.
As well as her great posts, be sure to check out the “Sunday Photo” and “Top Autism Links” section for tons of inspiration and useful resource.
The Autism Adventures of Room 83
The Adventures of Room 83 is a place “where extra special teaching takes place”.
Melissa is a teacher who educates severely handicapped children, and her blog aims to share and inspire people through her experience and teaching techniques.
This blog is the perfect place to gain valuable resources and insight into the world of extra special teaching. Be sure to like her facebook page also for instant updates.
Autism Mom shares a range of ideas, news and life experiences surrounding the world of raising a child with autism.
Elizabeth is mother to her wonderful 10 year old son who is on the autistic spectrum, and her blog is filled with tons of really useful advice, all from lessons that she has learnt raising her son.
Be sure to read the about us page for a greater insight in to her life so far with her son, really inspiring to see the kind of lengths she’s gone to. A must-read!