Links to My Work
- For Some Students, Change is the Enemy (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)
- Adriana White: Writing Autistic Characters (A Novel Mind Blog)
- 8 Amazing Books for a Summer of Autistic Learning (Geek Club Books)
- Neurodiversity in Middle Grade Books (Middle Ground Book Fest Video Lesson)
- Autism in Middle Grade Books (Google Site)
- Autism, Neurodiversity, and More: Insights from an Autistic Educator (2019 Symposium Presentation)
- To the Weird Girls Who Don’t Quite Fit In (The Mighty)
- What I Want People to Know This Autistic History Month (The Mighty)
My name is Adriana White, and I am an autistic librarian and former special education teacher. I have a Master’s degree in Education and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. I am particularly focused on creating accessible libraries for students with disabilities (especially autism), and I am also very interested in promoting young adult literature that features autistic characters (particularly books written by autistic authors).
I live in San Antonio, Texas, with my husband, Kyle, and our two dogs. In no particular order, I love books, movies, video games, comic books, cartoons, dinosaurs, technology, Fleetwood Mac, superheroes, and much, much more.
I also love to write.
On this site, I write about autism, books, libraries, education, popular culture, and technology. I also write about related topics like anxiety, women on the autism spectrum, the art of writing, mental health, disabilities, and more.
Sometimes these subjects intersect in expected ways. For example, I might write about the ways in which a particular cartoon character displays elements of autistic behavior. Other times, these subjects can intersect in more unexpected ways. For instance, would using Google Glass to feed us real-time data about social interactions qualify an autistic person as a cyborg? (If so, can I get a system like the one in the “Detroit: Become Human” video game?)
If you’d like to send me a message, please use the “Contact Me” link below. Thanks!