Autistic community online

There are a lot of autistic people online.
Many autistic people talk online using social media.
Social media are websites that people use to talk to each other.
Here are some social media websites:

  • 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, too.
They might say bad things about autistic people.
You might find these people when you search social media websites.
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 for this.
These tools can help you make a community.
To find the tools, look at the end of this chapter.