Primer

This page is constantly growing and expanding to reflect the dynamic nature of my activism and scholarship. For the moment, it is divided by particular types of materials, with links to resources accessible online. In the future, I may include brief commentary or explanatory notes, rearrange the segments, or add sub-sections addressing particular topics. If you know of a resource that would make an excellent addition to this page, please let me know at lydia@autistichoya.com. I will not respond to or share resources that promote the kyriarchy, ableism (in any form, including sanism and audism), sizeism, heterosexism, sexism or misogyny, ageism of any kind, racism, imperialism, cissexism or binarism, compulsory sexuality (oppression of asexual-spectrum folks), classism, or any other form of oppression.

Articles
21 Things to Stop Saying Unless You Hate Fat People by Issa Waters  
Ableism and Ageism in One Tidy Little Package by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg 
Autistics Speaking Day 2012 by Sparrow Jones 
Bodies and Behaviors by Michael Scott Monje, Jr. 
Bodies That Mattered by Amy Gentry
The Comedy that Kills Us by Lester Andrist



Disability and Asexuality by Kaz (formerly Zailyn)
Disease Is Not A Metaphor by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
Don't be a hero by Sea Change Ripples
I've Just Seen A Face by Deanna N.M.C.
Killing Words by Zoe Gross
Majoring in English by Monica Torres
Making everything clear by Amanda Baggs
Mental Age Theory Is Creepy, The End by Feminism, Disability, and Daleks
Queer Rage by Janani Bala, Alok Vaid-Menon, and Cam Awkward-Rich
Quiet Hands by Julia Bascom


Blogs 
AS Parenting by Melody Latimer
Aspie Rhetor by Melanie Yergeau
AutismRocks by Marsupial Mama
The Autism Wars by Kerima Çevik
Ballastexistenz by Amanda Baggs
The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Cracked Mirror in Shalott by Savannah Nicole Logsdon
Emma's Hope Book by Ariane Zurcher
Illusionof Competence by Zoe Gross
JustStimming by Julia Bascom
Leaving Evidence by Mia Mingus
Mama Be Good by Brenda Rothman
Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
Priscilla Gilman (eponymous)
RadicalNeurodivergence Speaking by Kassiane Sibley
Square8 by Bev Harp
That Crazy Crippled Chick by Cara Liebowitz
TheThird Glance by E
this ain't livin' by s.e. smith
Tranarchism by Asher Bauer
WeirdLaw by Twitchy Woman
Where’s Lulu? by Caitlin and Toshio
WhosePlanet Is It Anyway? by Autistic Bitch From Hell
Yes, That Too by Alyssa

Organizations/Online

Books
A Disability History of the United States: ReVisioning American History by Kim E. Nielsen
Abnormal: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975 (Lectures at the College de France) by Michel Foucault
The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy by Priscilla Gilman
Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs by David Beukelman, Pat Mirenda, Kathryn Garrett, and Janice Light
Autism and Representation by Mark Osteen (Ed.)
Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone by Douglas Biklen (Ed.)
Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure by Paul A. Offit
Building Pedagogical Curb Cuts: Incorporating Disability Studies in the University Classroom and Curriculum by Liat Ben-Moshe, Rebecca C. Cory, Mia Feldbaum and Ken Sagendorf (Eds.)
Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity by Simi Linton
Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability by Robert McRuer
The Critical Limits of Embodiment: Reflections on Disability Criticism by Carol A. Breckenridge and Candace Vogler (Eds.)
Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law by Marcia H. Rioux, Lee Ann Basser and Melinda Jones
Critical Psychiatry: The Limits of Madness by D.B. Double (Ed.)
Cultural Locations of Disability by Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell
Disability Aesthetics by Tobin Anthony Siebers
Disability and the Politics of Education by Scot Danforth and Susan L. Gabel
Disability, Hate Crime and Violence by Alan Roulstone and Hannah Mason-Bish
Disability/Postmodernity: Embodying Disability Theory by Mairian Corker and Tom Shakespeare (Eds.)
The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation by Doris Fleischer and Frieda Zames
Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back by Harilyn Rousso
Embodied Rhetorics: Disability in Language and Culture by James C. Wilson and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson (Eds.)
Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body by Lennard J. Davis
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation by Eli Clare 
Feminist Disability Studies by Kim Q. Hall (Ed.)
Feminist, Queer, Crip by Alison Kafer
Foucault and the Government of Disability by Shelley Lynn Tremain (Ed.)
Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body by Rosemarie Garland Thomson (Ed.)
History of Madness by Michel Foucault
Illness As Metaphor by Susan Sontag
Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking by Julia Bascom (Ed.)
Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life by Margaret Price 
Madness: A Brief History by Roy Porter 
The manufacture of madness: A comparative study of the inquisition and the mental health movement by Thomas Stephen Szasz
Mental Illness in Popular Media: Essays on the Representation of Disorders by Lawrence C. Rubin
My Body Politic: A Memoir by Simi Linton
The myth of mental illness: foundations of a theory of personal conduct by Thomas Stephen Szasz
Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependence of Discourse by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder
Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Positive Responses to Specific Learning Differences by David Pollak
New Directions in Special Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy and Practice by Thomas Hehir
No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement by Joseph P. Shapiro
Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment by James I. Charlton
The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering by Melanie Thernstrom 
The Panic Virus: The True Story behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy by Seth Mnookin
Picturing Disability: Beggar, Freak, Citizen, and Other Photographic Rhetoric by Robert Bogdan
The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters by Dana Lee Baker
Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption: On the Meaning of Family and the Politics of Neurological Difference by Ralph James Savarese
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability by Susan Wendell
Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination by Stuart Murray
Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media by Beth A. Haller
Semiotics and Disability: Interrogating Categories of Difference by Linda J. Rogers and Beth Blue Swadener (Eds.)
Sex and Disability by Robert McRuer and Anna Mollow (Eds.)
Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity by Erving Goffman
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times by Jasbir Puar
Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: What You Really Need to Know about Autism, from Autistics, Parents, and Professionals by Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Jennifer Byde Myers, Liz Ditz and Emily Willingham (Eds.)
Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life by Harriet McBryde Johnson
The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public by Susan Schweik
Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism by Roy Richard Grinker
Violence and Abuse in the Lives of People with Disabilities: The End of Silent Acceptance? by Dick Sobsey
Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability by Paul K. Longmore

Film
Including Samuel
Lives Worth Living
Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic
Wretches & Jabberers
Citizen Autistic
Who cares about Kelsey?