I know it’s been quiet over here since the call for submissions (which are still open). I’m the only site admin/mod and have been dealing with stuff that life decided to make happen. I hope to start responding to and scheduling submissions this week and next. Sorry to keep everyone waiting!
Aspects of Autistic history can include the history of autistic culture, community, activism, and self-advocacy. They can be family or personal autism histories. We also are looking for oral histories and interviews with long-time activists.
Submissions can be of a variety of types, including:
or a combination of the above.
For examples of submissions, please see previous years’ events:
Submit and contribute to recording and sharing Autistic History!
Have something that doesn’t fit into our guidelines or just want to take part in another really cool event? Check out the long-running event Autistics Speaking Day, which is November 1 – their submissions are open now!
Submissions will be posted throughout November. It’s also not too late to submit here or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your submission! In addition, we will be sharing posts that are autistic history-related throughout November.
And don’t forget – Autistics Speaking Day is going on today! Check out all the great posts at Autistics Speaking Day!
Welcome to Autistic History Month begun anew! Submissions are now open to Autistics and our supporters/allies.
A group of Autistic activists originally conceptualized this project in 2013 to record our autistic history through a variety of media, and they chose the month of November for Autistics Speaking Day. Our goal is to both provide a place where autistic people and supporters/allies can submit writing about aspects of autistic history or their family’s autistic history, and a place that can contain oral histories and interviews with activists. We have a rich culture and history, and it deserves to be told.
To submit a publication, oral history, or activist interview, please go to our Submissions page. If you participate, you get a cool icon (with more to come) and the knowledge that you are helping to preserve autistic history and culture.
The deadline is November 1, but we will grant extensions into the month of November.