Half pipe

Find Your People

No doubt about it, an ASD life can be an isolated life, especially when what you want is to commune with people who share the shorthand of your traits. We’ll talk another time about the accuracy of the following estimates but for now, it’s the best the world has to go on: Currently the autistic population is estimated to be 1.694% of the United States population1Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Data & Statistics.” Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated November 15, 2018.” and 0.625% of the global population2Autism Spectrum Disorders.World Health Organization. April 4, 2017.. That’s approximately 77,000,000 people! Point is, you’re not alone, not by a long shot.

But finding people in your area who are aware that they’re on the autistic spectrum, who aren’t in your family, and who share your interests? That’s a tall order.

Luckily internet!

For us, the internet brings life. We can find loads of people who are eager to find out what each other’s lives are like and whether we share things in common. And being the intrepid detail-hounds we are, it makes it even more exciting when those potential new friends live in cultures that may differ from our own.

Okay. So, you may wonder, where are all these magical friends awaiting my arrival? Here, lemme get you started.

 

SURPRISE! YOU’RE AUTISTIC!

Facebook’s premier community for those of us who didn’t learn we’re autistic until well into adulthood. Ask questions. Share your story. We get you here.

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AUTISTIC WOMEN OF COLOR

Where else can you talk about all the issues surrounding being a minority of a minority? We are a cross-cultural, global community. Come join us!

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AUTISTIC BIPOC

Because we need each other now more than ever. Come together in our private Facebook community exclusively for autistic people of color.

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If there’s a group, forum, chat, meetup or any other autistic-led community you think should be added to our picks, contact us and let us know! We review all suggestions for fit with our autistic-centric mission.