Welcome to peer circles, expert-lead workshops, and events #ForUsByUs and built with love to educate, empower, and shift the narrative for all late-identified autistic adults, with a focus on autistic people of colour.
If you're like us, you made it well beyond childhood, adolescence, and even well into mid- or senior life before learning you've been autistic the whole time. Many of us earned multiple degrees, held a stack of jobs, built careers, started our own families, maybe even had grandchildren and retired. Many of us did none of those things. Our lives don't look one way or follow any singular path.
What do we have in common?
We were hiding in plain sight, even from ourselves.
Living through those years of not knowing shaped our self-view, set the expectations we hold for the world around us, informed our sense of belonging, and so much more.
That was where we were.
This is now.
You've found a small community of peers who share so much of what you might have thought was you alone. Join us and change your path. Come be part of a global, inter-generational, multi-ethnicity community that spans every and all parts of society and life.
*We are a community designed for late-identified autistic adults. Membership is not available for children, teens, or non-autistic people.
Together we'll learn to see ourselves and each other in a new light, practice acceptance and self-compassion, and share tips and strategies that work for our daily lives.
And it's all created specifically for late-identified autistic adults. We're here to make all our lives better, one day at a time. And the best part?
What makes us different? The Autastic Community is focused on creating connection. To do that, we each agree to show up authentically -- with real bios and real profile photos, all while maintaining privacy. Not for you? Try one of our other spaces instead. There's something for pretty much everyone.
Morénike is an educator, writer, public speaker, parent, and global advocate. Morénike joined our community to share a lifetime of learning about working for change for our autistic community.
Danielle is an autistic neurodiversity advocate, a certified life coach, and the parent of two neurodivergent children. Her mission is to help the neurodivergent community find the resources we need to live better lives and to further disability awareness and social justice.
Danielle's Roundtable: Autistic Emotions Explained
Carole Jean, a.k.a. The Social Autie, is the host of Mind Your Autistic Brain, a talk show for late-identified autistic adults. Her UnVeiling Method™ combines relevant science with easy to implement steps to offer new approaches that won’t overwhelm or create added stress or pressure.
Carole Jean's Roundtable: Rest Is More Than Sleep
Diane J. Wright is founder of Autastic.com and The Autastic.com Community. Before dedicating her life to autistic advocacy and community-building, she flailed though the persistent support gap that exists for late-identified autistic adults. Having emerged from that disheartening place, she decided to do all she can to change what’s likely our most defining experience for the better.
It took a lot of time, effort, imagination, and persistence to create this for our community. Even with all that, The Autastic.com Community is nothing without you. YOU make it real. YOU make it matter.
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The Autastic.com Community is made possible entirely through course and event fees, gifts, patronage, and a team of generous volunteers. There are no corporate sponsorships, government grants, nor celebrity-backed fundraisers. Just us supporting each other. A percentage of every dollar Autastic takes in goes directly to support autistic people of colour through our annual give-back initiative.