There are a lot of autistic people online, and many autistic people talk online using social mediaWebsites that people use to talk to each other..
Social media are websites that people use to talk to each other, like:
You can find other autistic people by searching on these websites. You can look up words like “autism” or “neurodiversityThe idea that humans have all kinds of brains. There is no such thing as a “normal” brain.” 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.