Thank you to all who have donated and shared! We have another lending day at the Community Center this Wednesday...and as always, you can call or e-mail for an appointment if you can't make it!
The fundraising benefit show is also this Saturday! Check out the FB page for more information: facebook.com/edwileyautismacceptance
Please keep sharing so we can keep growing!
I just placed another small order for the library! Soon we will have these titles available:
Ido in Autismland by Ido Kedar
I Might Be You: An Exploration of Autism & Connection by Barb R Rentenbach
You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom by Paula Kluth
There are so many more books I would love to get for the library, but after this small order, I am running out of funds! Please keep sharing and supporting my fundraiser so that I can continue to add materials and build the library!
Tomorrow is another lending day at the Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center! Please keep sharing this page so that we can keep building the library! Thank you!
"The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public" by Susan M Schweik and "Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability" edited by Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black and Michael Northern.
These books are new and available now! Please continue to share this page and help the library grow! Thank you!
New at the library!
Thank you all for your continued support of this project. Check out some new books this week at the library! Please keep sharing our funding page too!
(Image description: Three books. First book is dark blue with white print title is "Sharing Our Wisdom: A Collection of Presentations by People on the Autism Spectrum" edited by G Gillingham and S McClennon. Middle book is larger with black and grey photograph of a protest march on the cover with light blue box underneath with text that reads "The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation Updated Edition" by Doris Zames Fleischer and Frieda Zames. Third book has a black cover and in the middle a collage of photographs of various people/images. Top of collage is white text that reads "Dirty Little Secrets" Bottom of collage is text that reads "Restraint & Seclusion in America's Public Schools" by Helena Stephenson)
New this week!
Thank you to all who have supported this project this far! We have new books and free resource materials at the library, but there is so much more we can do! Check out our Facebook page too! (facebook.com/edwileyautismacceptance) Please keep sharing and donating so that we can continue to keep growing!
New books! Please keep sharing so we can keep growing! Thank you all for your support!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night to the Cabin Tavern in Bellingham for the fundraiser. Thanks to N7E Records, Agonizer, Proud Failures, Daisy Propane, The Cabin Tavern and Robby Cleary! We raised $360 towards the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library! That is amazing! Please keep sharing the page and thank you to all for your support!
New at the library! Pamphlet's of Nick Walker's brilliant essay "Throw Away the Masters Tools: Liberating Ourselves from the Pathology Paradigm"
Thank you to all of our supporters, please keep sharing the page so that we can reach our goal!
New at the library!
Thank you to all of our donors and supporters! Please keep sharing this page so that we can meet our goal!
It has been a busy here at the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library! We had our first lending day on Autism Acceptance Day. We were also featured on the Unpuzzled Project for Autism Acceptance Month and made the front page of our local newspaper. I just got a few more books in to the library, including copies of "Too Late to Die Young" by Harriet McBryde Johnson and am expecting "Criptiques" by Caitlin Wood , an anthology of disabled writers that I am really excited about! Please continue sharing, donating and supporting this project. Thank you!
First Lending Day
Today was our successful first lending day! Please keep sharing and donating so that the library can continue to grow, and we can continue to spread the message of autism acceptance, neurodiversity and disability rights!
Please keep sharing the page! I have a small collection of books, but would love for it to keep growing. Thank you to everyone who has supported the library through donations of money, or materials or just by sharing this page to get the word out.
April 2 is just around the corner. That will be our first lending day! Please continue to share this page so that the library can continue to grow!
Thank you to all who have donated thus far, and to all who have shared! Please keep sharing! We love donations of lending materials as well. A few things that I'd like to be able to add to the library before we have our first lending day are:
another copy of "I Love Being My Own Autistic Self" by Landon Bryce
Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back by Harilyn Rousso
Too Late To Die Young: Nearly True Tales From a Life by Harriet McBryde Johnson
The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity To Confrontation by Doris Fleischer and Frieda Zames
Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays by Paul Longmire
Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum: What You Need to Know to Move into a Place of Your Own, Succeed at Work, Start a Relationship, Stay Safe, and Enjoy Life as an Adult on the Autism Spectrum by Lynne Soroya
All of these are available on Amazon and can be donated to the lending library.
I am open to accepting any books on disability and autism that are respectful to Autistic neurology, that promote neurodiversity, autism acceptance and disability rights/pride.
Message me if you'd like to donate a book!
Thank you again for all your support! Please keep sharing and donating, if you can! We will have fundraiser on May 3, a benefit show at the Cabin Tavern in Bellingham with some great local bands and raffles! Check out our Facebook page facebook.com/edwileyautismacceptance for more information on that!
Just over 21% towards our goal. Please keep sharing and thank you to everyone who has supported my project!
Now, I have another way you can support the library! Buy a cool "Ask me about Neurodiversity" t-shirt from my online shop! All proceeds earned go to the library fund!!!! You can also still donate here, and definitely keep sharing!!!!
Thank you to everyone who has supported this project! I wanted to post a link to some of the books I've been able to purchase with your help and donations! Please keep sharing this page, so that we can keep growing as there is so much more on my wish list!
You will notice that I will have several children's books available too, the library is not just for grown ups! I will also have coloring pages available for kids to take home and keep, which I'm really excited about!
The library is growing! We will have books for all ages and today I received a donation of the children's book "Really, Really Like Me" by Gretchen Leary and illustrated by Dani Bowman. This book was generously donated by the author, Gretchen Leary! Yay! Please keep sharing so we can keep growing! Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to this project so far. We still have a way to go to reach our goal! Please keep supporting by sharing this page!!!
We are up to $545 toward building an inclusive and accepting library for my community that is based on the concepts of neurodiversity and social justice! Thank you all for your continued support, donations and for sharing this donation page!
We are up to $525!!!!! That is awesome! Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared! Please keep sharing everywhere!
Everyone, please keep sharing! We still have a way to go to reach our goal. I just purchased a few more books for the lending library, including two children's books!
Don't forget to "like" Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library on Facebook!
The collection is growing, but we still have a way to go! Please keep sharing and donating!
With the money that you have all so generously donated, I was able to make my first purchase for the lending library! Here is a list of some amazing books that I will be able to share with my community to promote autism acceptance & neurodiversity:
The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleasing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain by Thomas Armstrong
No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement by Joseph Shapiro
Ask and Tell: Self Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum (compilation)
Loud Hands: Autistic People Speaking Julia Bascom, editor
Navigating College: A Handbook on Self Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults by Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Augmentative & Alternative Communication: Supporting Adults & Children with Complex Communication Needs by Pat Mirenda
Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder
I Love Being My Own Autistic Self by Landon Bryce
Unstrange Mind: Remapping the World of Autism by Roy Richard Grinker
Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone by Douglas Biklen
A Disability History of the United States (Revisioning American History) by Kim E Nielson
Thank you all, and keep sharing!!!!
Two copies of "I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide To Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery For Adults" by Cynthia Kim are now a part of the library! Generously donated by the author! Thank you! Please keep sharing this page so that we can reach our goal!!! Your support is so appreciated!
I Think I Might Be Autistic- Cynthia Kim
Today, we registered with the IRS as a non profit and opened a bank account so that all funds raised go there and will be used strictly for materials and costs associated with starting the lending library! We are getting there! So, keep sharing all over!
Three copies of "No You Don't: Essays From an Unstrange Mind" by Sparrow Rose Jones, generously donated by the author for the Autism Acceptance Lending Library! Yay!
If you would like to donate books to the library too, please message me!
"No You Don't" by Sparrow Rose Jones
$450 Everyone!!!! Because of all your donations and shares!!!! Thank you all! .....and of course, keep sharing!!!!
We are at $400!!!! Please keep sharing everywhere! Every share, and every donation counts! Thank you all so much!
$370, you guys!!!! Your support means so much to me! Please keep sharing and help me to make this a reality for my community!!!
We are up to $350! You guys are amazing! Please keep sharing everywhere!
$300!!!!! We are getting there! Thank you for all your support and keep sharing!
$240 raised towards our goal! Thank you all for the donations and support! Keep sharing!
Thank you all for the shares and donations! Your support means so much to me! We have raised $200 for the Autism Acceptance Lending Library. What an awesome way to start the New Year! Keep sharing!
Thank you to the donors and supporters of this project! Since yesterday, we have raised $120 for the Autism Acceptance Lending Library! Your support is wonderful and so much appreciated! Please keep sharing on Facebook, Twitter, etc. so that I can make this dream a reality! Thank you all so much!
I am interested in starting an Autism Acceptance Lending Library in my town of Stanwood/Camano Island, Washington.
My goal is to have a resource for my community to learn about autism from a place of respect, acceptance and understanding while embracing the ideas of neurodiversity. Though my focus is autism acceptance, I would also like to offer materials on disability rights, social justice, interesectionality and inclusion.
The funds I raise would cover the purchase of materials including books, (for both children and adults) films, printing costs for resource booklets for online and community resource lists, and eventually for costs associated with legal/non profit paperwork.
Here is partial list of materials I would like to purchase for the lending library so that you can get a better understanding of what my goals are:
Loud Hands: Autistic People Speaking by Julia Bascom (editor)
I Love Being My Own Autistic Self by Landon Bryce
Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media by Beth A. Haller
Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism by Roy Richard Grinker
I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self Discovery for Adults by Cynthia Kim
Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder
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 (editors)
The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation by Doris Fleischer and Frieda Zames
No You Don't: Essays From an Unstrange Mind by Sparrow Rose Jones
Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences by Thomas Armstrong
A Disability History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) by Kim E Nielson
Loving Lamposts: Living Autistic (film)
Wretches & Jabberers (film)