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Check out these 10 YouTubers with autism spreading awareness about the condition
There are many people living with autism who are taking the time out to talk openly about their condition on various social media platforms. Their aim is to show the way to countless families caring for people on the autism spectrum. From lifestyle to activism, check out these 10 YouTubers with autism creating content that show and normalise their experiences.
Among the first female YouTubers with autism, Ella is a parent on the spectrum, a blogger and a self-proclaimed fan of the colour purple. That explains the name of her YouTube channel Purple Ella where she talks about living her life as a “proud, disabled adult”. Her channel is a mix of fun and useful information like clothing trends and ways to increase self-esteem.
Another prominent female YouTuber with autism is speaker and advocate Autie who reaches out to people living with autism, parents, caregivers and society in general. She talks about the stigma people on the autism spectrum face as well as coping with anxiety, meltdowns, hair pulling, etc.
Amythest Schraber (They/Them)
Amythest Schaber is a public speaker, writer, artist, and activist who covers a variety of autism-related topics on their channel like echolalia and stimming. Their audience includes people living on the spectrum as well as people who genuinely want to know more about autism.
Neurodivergent Rebel (They/Them)
Christa Holmans also known as Neurodivergent Rebel, is a writer, speaker and activist who was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 29. They regard themselves as a rebel against a culture that values assimilation over individuality. They love living with autism and want to show this to the world.
Another prominent female YouTuber with autism is the award winning speaker and campaigner Ellen Jones who has been recognised globally for her activism in LGBTQ rights, mental health and autism.
Autistic YouTuber Dean Beadle is a former journalist, speaker and writer who has toured extensively to share his experiences of life on the autism spectrum and spread awareness about autism. He says he is proud to be autistic and uses his channel to highlights his talents as a singer and talk about living with the condition.
Anja was diagnosed with Asperger’s when she was 16 years old. She found herself asking questions about her condition and decided to start a YouTube channel at the same time to share her discoveries and learnings. On her channel she talks about coping with anxiety, the positives of living with autism, dating, as well as stereotypes about autism.
An Autistic Psychologist
Maja Toudal from Denmark was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2003 and has worked in autism communication for more than a decade, primarily as a speaker at conferences, parent groups and local networking groups. On her YouTube channel she talks about living with Asperger’s syndrome as well as autism spectrum conditions.
Autistic YouTuber Emma spreads awareness about autism by sharing her experience of coping with a late diagnosis. Emma was diagnosed when she was 21 years old, and she talks candidly about growing up without a diagnosis. Through her channel she aims to understand her own life better and express herself.
Just 20 years old, autistic Youtuber Stephanie Bethany makes videos on autism and Asperger’s to share her experiences and help spread awareness about autism spectrum conditions.
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