Terms & Conditions

The Autistic Women Everywhere domain name and website www.autisticwomeneverywhere.com (The AWE website) is owned and operated by Michelle Riksman. The AWE website provides information intended for use by people who are, or who have an interest in, women (including all non-male individuals) who are over the age of eighteen (18) years and who are autistic. By using the AWE website, you (you, means and includes all users of the website and includes all contributors and all visitors to the website) agree to the following terms and conditions:

Conditions of use

Contributors to the AWE website agree that Michelle Riksman will have the sole discretion to determine who shall contribute to the website and upon what terms. By contributing to the AWE website, you declare and warrant that you are a woman (or non-male individual) over the age of 18 years and that you are autistic. By contributing to the AWE website, you also declare that you are the copyright holder of the content of said contribution. Michelle Riksman is in no way liable for copyright infringement contained within the content of the contributions contributors provide to the website. AWE does not ensure the truth of these declarations and warranties and relies solely on the contributors’ declarations and warranties.


Visitors to the AWE website agree that all content included within this website is not intended to replace professional advice and you agree to use your common sense to seek trained professional advice wherever necessary. This statement is to be read in conjunction with the further disclaimer set out below under the heading Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability.

Copyright and Restriction of Use


​The copyright of the content data (including the underlying HTML files and database records) of the Website service located at www.autisticwomeneverywhere.com and known as the AWE website is owned by Michelle Riksman. All rights are reserved in all media. Except where necessary for viewing the Content on your browser or as a permitted use under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) or other applicable law, no material on the AWE website may be reproduced, adapted, uploaded to a third party, linked to, framed, performed in public, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any process, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, for any commercial purpose without the specific written permission of Michelle Riksman or unless it is at the express invitation of Michelle Riksman. Michelle Riksman reserves her rights to take action against you for breaches of copyright. © Michelle Riksman. Contributors to the AWE website shall retain the copyright they possess in the material they contribute. By contributing to the AWE website, you provide your consent and permission for Michelle Riksman to reproduce and publish on the AWE website such materials as you may, from time to time agree, at no cost to you and with no cost to Michelle Riksman and with no liability for Michelle Riksman to pay you royalties or any other fee. Many of the wallpapers on the AWE website are taken from websites on the internet that indicate that there is no copyright on the images and that it is permitted to use the images but not for commercial use. Do not use the images from the AWE website for commercial use. Michelle Riksman does not own the copyright of these images. The copyright lies with the original owners. If it nevertheless happens that an image/material is used for which you own the rights and you do not provide your permission for the AWE website to use the image/material; please contact Michelle Riksman and she will immediately remove the image/material from the AWE website.

Trademarks and Restriction of Use


No website user is permitted to use any trademarks, tradenames, graphics or designs that are on the AWE website which do not belong to them. Michelle Riksman and the contributors to the AWE website reserve their respective rights to take action against you for any breaches of this term.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Michelle Riksman does not endeavour to ensure that the information on the AWE website is accurate or current. It is intended to be a site for autistic women (and non-male autistic individuals) over 18 years of age to freely express themselves and their opinions. As such, Michelle Riksman does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from, or in connection with, the accuracy, reliability, validity, currency or completeness of any material contained on the AWE website. The content on the AWE website is not intended to be a substitute for professional, psychological, medical or therapeutic advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice or for diagnostic purposes. Likewise, the content on the AWE website may include information, views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of Michelle Riksman, or indicate her commitment to, or endorsement of, a course of action. Michelle Riksman accepts no responsibility for information or advice provided to you directly or by third parties. As a user of the AWE website, you agree and accept that Michelle Riksman is not legally responsible for any loss or damage (including consequential loss) you might suffer related to your use of the AWE website, whether from errors or from omissions or from information or from any other use of the website. In short, your use of the site is at your own risk. Michelle Riksman gives no warranty that the AWE website or its server is free of viruses or any other harmful components.

​Links to other internet sites


The AWE website provides links to other internet sites and the information on those internet sites is provided for the convenience and reference of users of the AWE website. This does not imply sponsorship, endorsement, or approval or any other arrangement between Michelle Riksman and the owners of the linked internet sites. Michelle Riksman accepts no responsibility for the content, validity, currency or accuracy of any information found on the linked internet sites. Michelle Riksman gives no warranty that linked internet sites, or their servers are free of viruses or any other harmful components. Users of links provided by the AWE website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the third-party linked internet site they visit and should direct any and all such enquiries to those third parties.

Your Information


Michelle Riksman does not sell the information she collects from her contributors. The purpose for which Michelle Riksman collects information from her contributors is to publish the information on the AWE website. Contributors contribute their information for this purpose at their own risk and Michelle Riksman accepts no responsibility, legal or otherwise for:

(a) how users of the AWE website may use the information collected and published;

(b) how search engines may display the information collected and published; and

(c) how web browsers and various devices may display the information collected and published.


Amendment of Terms


Michelle Riksman reserves the right to change these terms and conditions of use at any time and those changes shall take effect in respect of all subsequent use of the AWE website. You should therefore check these terms every time before you use the website and only if you accept these terms should you proceed to access or to contribute to the website.




These terms and conditions are subject to the laws of Australia and any applicable state. In the highly unlikely event that there is ever a dispute with Michelle Riksman that results in litigation, then, by these terms, you submit to the jurisdiction of the relevant courts of Australia or the relevant state.


Works/Sites by Michelle Dorothy Riksman

A Memoir

inner riches -an autistic woman's

story of love & motherloss

© Michelle Dorothy Riksman


Autistic Women Everywhere was founded

by Michelle Dorothy Riksman in 2019

Website & Quote Design By

Michelle Dorothy Riksman

Terms & Conditions

Write to

In Tempo Books: PO Box 2414

Green Hills NSW Australia 2323


Autistic Women Exploring our Diagnosis Stories

A Free Autism Initiative & Resource For Women Diagnosed with Autism Late in Life.

Autism Stories by Formally Diagnosed Autistic Women