Autistic community online

There are a lot of autistic people online, and many autistic people talk online using social media.

Social media are websites that people use to talk to each other, like:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • Instagram
  • Reddit

You can find other autistic people by searching on these websites. You can look up words like “autism” or “neurodiversity” or “#ActuallyAutistic.” Sometimes, non-autistic people will use these words online, and say bad things about autistic people. You might find these people when you search social media websites, but you should ignore them. Keep looking and you’ll find actually autistic people.

Creating Your Own Autistic Community

If you still can’t find an autistic community, you can create your own! The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) also has tools to help you make a community. To find the tools, look at the end of this chapter.