The artist for the above image is @Kayas_Kosmos – support her business too!
Please note I have an aversion to playing ‘favorites’ – so it won’t just be one. Autistic people can be unemployed or underemployed – please spend money to support them!
Here’s a list of some businesses run by Autistic people that you should support!
AutismRocksCeramics – sell some incredible Ceramic art.
StimTastic – “Stimtastic is affordable stim toys, chewable jewelry and fidgets for autistic adults and teens as well as individuals with SPD, ADHD, dyspraxia . . . everyone who stims!”
asenseofself – “Marble Mazes, Bean Bags, and other Fidgets/Stim Toys
Retrophiliac – Bright and Vibrant Art by Autistic Artist Margaux Wosk
HappyBlackCloud – Handmade ✦ Animals ✦ Nature ✦ Alternative ✦ Autism
PlanInspireCreate – Stationery, illustrations and planner inserts
A Novel Mind – a resource for exploring children’s literature that addresses children’s mental health and neurodiversity issues.
Neuro Pride – a selection of products that celebrate neurodiversity and help people show pride in their differences!
Grey Alien Games – We make PC games suitable for the whole family. Please try them out – we’re sure that you’ll love them!
artiecarden – makes a lot of free content online mainly focusing on Queer, Disabled, or Bookish themes.
MyClownShoes – handmade dm to custom order ^-^ support an autistic trans artist today :p all sales final
Twofold.swiss “In twofold’s in-house talent factory we train people with Asperger syndrome to become the professionals of tomorrow in the fields of design, coding and interactive media design.”
Devyn Sinclair – writes steamy Reverse Harem romances for your wildest fantasies. Every sexy story is packed with the right amount heat, hot men, and delicious happy endings.
wxtheautismstorm – an Autistic broadcaster about to launch a small weather forecasting business.
There’s also an excellent thread of businesses to support here:
Daily blog challenge
I will be writing every day on being Autistic for April using this list of prompts:
Alt-Text Format with links to other blogs – Autistic Acceptance Month – 30 Days of Acceptance and appreciation:
- Day 1 – Introduction
- Day 2 – What I love about being Autistic is…
- Day 3 – My diagnosis/discovery story
- Day 4 – Reactions to “coming out
- Day 5 – Special Interests
- Day 6 – Supports and Appreciation
- Day 7 – The Autistic Community
- Day 8 – Favorite Autistic Blog
- Day 9 – Favorite Autistic-owned Business
- Day 10 – Sensory Life
- Day 11 – Stims
- Day 12 – Favorite Autism-charity
- Day 13 – Family
- Day 14 – Routine
- Day 15 – Everyone should know…
- Day 16 – Work/School
- Day 17 – Accommodations
- Day 18 – Someday…
- Day 19 – I hate it when…
- Day 20 – Communication
- Day 21 – One thing other people don’t understand
- Day 22 – Dispel a myth
- Day 23 – Can’t live without…
- Day 24 – Political Issue
- Day 25 – Symbols!
- Day 26 – Favorite Autism book
- Day 27 – Identity Language
- Day 28 – Dealing with meltdowns
- Day 29 – Famous Autistics
- Day 30 – Acceptance means…