Autistic Groups on Facebook and Beyond

One of the hardest things about being in a minority group is finding a community so that you don’t feel so alone. Communities allow you to find friendships, commonality and access peer support. Suddenly you aren’t alone. Suddenly you aren’t the only person you know that thinks the way you do. There is strength and power in a community especially in a minority community such as the autistic community. 

On our resource page, you can find many supports and resources for autistic people in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. For those of us that are privileged enough to be able to access and enjoy Facebook, I have compiled a list of Autistic and Neurodirvernt groups that I am aware of. If you are aware of any amazing groups you think deserve a shout out, please do comment to let us know. All of these groups are aimed at adults. All of these groups allow for self-diagnosed or suspecting autistic people to join.  Many of them provide online meetups and real-life meetups when it is safe to do so.

The Facebook groups in alphabetical order are:

And finally, some bonus social activities/groups that are not Facebook groups:

Mx C lives in Dublin. They are not formally diagnosed as autistic due to several systematic barriers. However, they have enjoyed connecting with the autistic and wider neurodiverse community over the last few years since finally accepting they are autistic. Mx C is a disabled, trans, queer person who has too many labels to name in a quick bio. After years of therapy and self-care, and discovering they are BPD; Mx C is very passionate about mental health. Other topics that Mx C throws themself into include the queer community, polyam community and general activism. Though in their downtime Mx C can often be found consuming fandoms, playing video games or reading a book. They are a self-confessed geeky social activist. Mx C hopes to use this blog to share their perspective of being an autistic queer as well as sharing many tips they learned over the years.

Mx C Doyle

Mx C lives in Dublin. They are not formally diagnosed as autistic due to several systematic barriers. However, they have enjoyed connecting with the autistic and wider neurodiverse community over the last few years since finally accepting they are autistic. Mx C is a disabled, trans, queer person who has too many labels to name in a quick bio. After years of therapy and self-care, and discovering they are BPD; Mx C is very passionate about mental health. Other topics that Mx C throws themself into include the queer community, polyam community and general activism. Though in their downtime Mx C can often be found consuming fandoms, playing video games or reading a book. They are a self-confessed geeky social activist. Mx C hopes to use this blog to share their perspective of being an autistic queer as well as sharing many tips they learned over the years.